2014 Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia - Toscana IGT - 1 Magnum (1.5L)

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2014 Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia - Toscana IGT - 1 Magnum (1.5L)
In original wooden case - Red wine - Italy

1 Magnum (1,5 L) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2014

In original banded wooden case.

95/100 Wine Enthusiast
94/100 Wine and Spirits
93/100 Robert Parker
93/100 Decanter


95 points Wine Enthusiast
Outer quote mark Aromas of red berry, blue flower, menthol, exotic spice and a whiff of French oak take shape on this impeccably balanced radiant red. The palate is vibrant and focused—almost ethereal—delivering raspberry compote, Marasca cherry, star anise and cinnamon framed in elegant tannins. Weightless and loaded with finesse, it's an incredible result for what was a cool wet vintage in most of Italy. (KO) Inner quote mark (12/2017)

94 points Wine & Spirits
Outer quote mark Cooler-than-average temperatures in August 2014 favored the aroma development in this wine. Scents of dewy herbs and summer strawberries lead into flavors of taut red berries tinged with blood orange. Silky tannins carry the flavors over a cool sheet of acidity, leaving an impression of elegance rather than power. The wine fleshes out with exposure to air, revealing subtle spice notes along with a saline earthiness that recalls the wine’s coastal origins. Inner quote mark (4/2014)

93 points Decanter
Outer quote mark Relatively pale and limpid, this has a hauntingly beautiful aromatic quality of lilies, violet, cassis and cherry, which in sum is utterly beguiling. In the mouth it is demure and delicious with bright succulent acidity and an almost Burgundian sweetness and structure, replete with filigree tannins. Here the fruit is youthful raspberries and red berries with a hint of savoury graphite and violet. In comparison to other, more broad shouldered, Sassicaia vintages such as the 2012, this is altogether more delicate and lacy, yet still retains great length and precision. This is not a Sassicaia for the ultra long haul and is so precociously good and drinkable now that it will take some resistance not to pull the cork sooner rather than later. That said, it would easily repay another decade in bottle. (JS) Inner quote mark (2/2017)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Outer quote mark This is my official review of the 2014 Bolgheri Sassicaia after having been graciously invited to the estate for various barrel samples spanning back several years. I have watched the evolution of this wine with a close eye and am impressed by how its real quality is diametrically opposed to the poor expectations of this difficult vintage. The nose is redolent of bright fruit and blackberry. Spice, tar and leather appear subtly at the back. The wine took on considerable weight each year I came back to taste it and this vintage was bottled earlier than average, precisely to give it more time to unwind and relax in the small confines of the bottle. This is a solid effort for sure and the wine is a stunning example of what it takes to make great wine, even when weather conditions are not in your favor.

Lot details
Mixed lot
No
Type
Red wine
Vintage
2014
Producer, Name of wine
Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia
Number of bottles
1
Bottle size
Magnum (1.5L)
Country
Italy
Region
Toscana IGT
Original packaging
In original wooden case
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