Tenuta San Guido   Sassicaia

2001 Sassicaia

By Tenuta San Guido

2001 Sassicaia from Tenuta San Guido

In the noble arena of Fine Italian Wines, the millennial vintages have been celebrated for their intensity and structural longevity. A luminary in this line-up is the splendid 2001 Sassicaia from Tenuta San Guido, shining resplendent with timeless sophistication and a promise of compelling returns.


Italian Elegance Rooted in Terroir

One ought not think of Tuscan winemaking prowess without acknowledging the distinguished tradition of Tenuta San Guido. Crafting waves across the global wine stage, their expertise converges with the bountiful climatic conditions of 2001 to produce this expression of Sassicaia - a combination delicate and powerful, contrasting yet harmonious.

This vintage bespeaks a year of perfect weather fluctuations - a moderately cool spring and summers, followed by a notably warm September. The result is a beautifully concentrated, deep ruby masterpiece well calibrated for fine wine investing.


Relishing the Values of Vintage

The palate weaves a complex texture - a profound core of ripe blackberries, interlaced with whispers of tobacco and leather. The 2001 Sassicaia from Tenuta San Guido does not merely employ its Cabernet Franc component for structural balance; it employs it as an artist uses his brush – to create intricate depth, introduce sophisticated variances and craft a finish that haunts long after the last sip has been savoured.

Bolstered by firm tannins and well-integrated acidity, its structure flawlessly perpetuates the wine’s equilibrium; a testament to the vintage year that blesses it with enduring cellaring potential.


A Vintage Investment Par Excellence

The 2001 Sassicaia invites not only the refined palate but also the shrewd investor in search of valuable bottles. It embodies the luxury inherent in fine Italian wines and robust longevity - a duo that ascertains its place amongst rewarding wine investments, with assured potential for appreciation over time.

Indeed, owning the 2001 Sassicaia by Tenuta San Guido is akin to savouring a piece of Tuscan legacy – an oenophile’s delight and an astute investor's prized asset.

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Compared to the 2002 vintage that seems serendipitously suspended in time, the 2001 Bolgheri Sassicaia is in a more significant downward decline. The 2002 vintage was widely-panned. Back in the day, the 2001 vintage was given a full five stars for excellence. Despite the accolades, this wine does not have much life to give. The bouquet shows aromas of cured meat, petrol, smoke, dried herb and dusty earth. The primary aromas have left the building. The mouthfeel is dry and quickly flat-lining.

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 28 April 2017

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