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  • Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia 2017 750ml

Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia 2017 750ml

305 SGD
Country
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Vintage
2017
Type
Red Wine
Format
750ml
Rating
Robert Parker 94
Description

The 2017 Bolgheri Sassicaia is a fascinating wine that symbolizes a never-ending tug-of-war between vintner and vintage. Fruit was harvested early to avoid any jammy sensations, and a strict selection process was employed in order to preserve the best clusters. This Sassicaia represents 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Cabernet Franc, with most of the fruit coming from the Tenuta's historic vineyards Castiglioncello, Quercione and Doccino. The wine features an aromatic profile that offers more variety-driven green highlights of wild berry, forest floor and bramble than I would have expected. With time, as the wine takes on more air in the glass, you get a hint of summer plum or cherry cough drop, and this, to my surprise, is the only subtle reminder of the hot vintage encountered. I found the aromas here to be authentically "Tuscan" in character, more so than other vintages, with balsamic and Mediterranean elements that borrow directly from the Sangiovese playbook. There is more emphasis on aromatic elegance and minerality, rather than mouthfeel texture or creaminess per se. In terms of oak, Tenuta San Guido takes advantage of the softer tannins found in Allier and Tronçais oak, and the decision to use more neutral oak favors the reduction of oxygen and softens the tannic profile. Although the wine does end with a hint of bitterness, it took on noticeably more volume and soft richness the longer I kept my sample in the glass.

Character
Body
 
Light Bold
Taste
 
Dry Sweet
Aromatics
 
Reserved Intense
  • Berries
    Flavours may include:
    Blackberry, Raspberry, Strawberry
  • Stone Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Peach, Apricot, Plum
  • Dried Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Prune, Fig, Raisin
  • Floral
    Flavours may include:
    Rose, Violet, Elderflower
  • Woody
    Flavours may include:
    Cigar, Oak, Pine, Wet Woods
  • Spice
    Flavours may include:
    Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Liquorice
Pivēne's Words
A expression that reflects the ultimate in Italian refinement
Pivēne's Words
Drink Guide
Appreciating wine can be enhanced even further if its stored and served correctly.

Wine, for the most part, is a peculiar beverage and everything form the way the bottle is stored, to the way its opened; the way the cork is pulled, the decanter thats used and the glass its served in, can have an immense effect on the outcome.

The sommeliers of PIVENE recommend the following for how to get the best out of this wine;

How to Enjoy

Glassware
Bordeaux
Serving Temperature
16°C to 18°C
Decant Time
60 Minutes and More
Decant Type
Large and Wide
Food Pairings
Beef, Lamb, Mushroom, Pasta, Pork, Spicy Food, Vegetarian
Cuisine Recommendations
Chinese, Indian, Italian

Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia 2017 750ml

305 SGD

Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia 2017 750ml

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