Tenuta San Guido   Sassicaia

1985 Sassicaia

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1985 Sassicaia from Tenuta San Guido

The 1985 vintage of Sassicaia from Tenuta San Guido is a stellar representation of the magnificent wines birthed from the arresting terroir of the Bolgheri subregion. This influential vintage, having spent over three decades in regal evolution, possesses an appeal both timeless and transcendent, boldly characterising the fantastic ancestry of Italian winemaking.


A magical encounter with a vintage Titan

The 1985 Sassicaia, in its splendid maturity presents itself through a stunning panoply of complex aromas including black cherries, ripe plums, leather and sweet spices. In this remarkable wine, we delve into an enchanting journey both fascinating and sensuous, an experience that encapsulates Italy's profound wine heritage in a single sip.


Reflecting upon the climatic elegance of 1985

The excellence of 1985 was deeply rooted in the harmonious interplay of sun-soaked days and cool nights that graced the Tuscan region, graciously perfecting each grape's ripening cycle. The imbued richness combined with the immaculate minerality resulted in an ornate wine such as Sassicaia that is a testament to its vintage lineage.

This remarkable age has imparted a delicate balance between ripe fruit impressions and tantalizing savoury elements. The structure is impeccable – as dark fruits intertwine effortlessly with hints of truffle and earthy tones, striking balance lingers long on the palate leaving you yearning for more.


Celebrating the Prestige of Italian Wine Investment

As one considers smart investment choices in fine wines, the 1985 Sassicaia indeed commands attention. Recognizing its status as a monumental Italian wine – poised with elegant style and remarkable longevity – the value proposition is undeniable. The veritable lineage of Tenuta San Guido wines, particularly Sassicaia, fortifies its standing as an acclaimed choice among discerning investors around the globe.

In conclusion, 1985 Sassicaia from Tenuta San Guido offers more than a mere taste of divine winemaking traditions; it invites us to cherish a tangible piece of Italy's remarkable viticultural history. As a captivating blend of sublime craftsmanship and unrivalled vintage charm, this wine keeps echoing its evergreen splendour in the sphere of fine wines from Italy, and indeed, the world.

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Oddly enough, the 1985 Sassicaia was the wine least commented during the conversations that followed this retrospective. Our panel consisted of some two dozen professional wine tasters from around the world, and virtually not a word was uttered with regards to this wine. That's how truly outstanding it is. The soaring beauty of this landmark Sassicaia literally transcends the rather mundane realm of wine critique with its string of adjectives and wearisome descriptors. It hardly deserves to be treated like any of the other gorgeous wines we tasted on this glorious day. In truth, the 1985 Sassicaia does reveal a new perspective onto its perfection each time you have the fortune to taste it. I noticed a layer of bright almond-like sweetness that I don't recall tasting before. The wine seems to be getting younger, not older. Even its appearance is remarkable. Of the various samples presented from the 1980s, this wine exhibited the brightest garnet color and the most youthful personality. It shows stunning volume. The integration is seamless and the wine's many complicated pieces fit together with utmost precision like a jigsaw puzzle that renders a most beautiful Italian masterpiece when admired at completion.

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 28 April 2017

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