Tenuta San Guido   Sassicaia

2005 Sassicaia

By Tenuta San Guido

2005 Sassicaia from Tenuta San Guido, Bolgheri Sub-Region, Italy

The poetry of the vine unfolds beautifully with the 2005 Sassicaia from Tenuta San Guido. This illustrious Italian Cabernet blend delineates the intricate relationship between man and terroir and exhibits a side of Tuscany many connoisseurs long for.


Unleashing elegance in every bottle

Known for their headed endeavor to refine Italian viticulture, Tenuta San Guido has set a benchmark with this vintage. Their deft handling of climatic changes has allowed them to harvest an exceptional crop. In this instance, the year 2005 catered a superbly waved dance between sun and rain which allowed these grapes to mature at an unhurried pace.

The resultant wine exudes remarkable depth and elegance that leaves even the cultured palate intrigued. It swirls in your glass releasing a seductive bouquet of dark fruits which flirts with sensual undertones of savory spice and dusty cocoa.


The 2005 journey, shaping a persuasive investment

The captivating charm of the 2005 Sassicaia lies in the way it seamlessly integrated its unique vintage character into its constituent elements as it aged. While some feared that the rains would dilute the intensity, on the contrary, it birthed a structure that impeccably balanced power with finesse.

This particular vintage has grown from strength to strength throughout its evolution proving to be a persuasive addition to any lineup of fine wines from Italy. And now, as it admirably meets it's peak maturity, for discerning investors, it's developed into a promising proposal.

A delectable finish lingers long promising a tantalising tease of the distinctive brilliance imbibed from its terroir. The 2005 Sassicaia from Tenuta San Guido is more than just a wine, it's an evocative elixir cleverly capturing the nuances of its vintage and harmoniously presenting a tale of the elements. A perfect testament to its sublime craftsmanship.

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The 2005 Bolgheri Sassicaia is more of an extrovert and a fast-burner. It is a reflection of a warm vintage and a more pronounced stylistic signature in terms of its winemaking approach. The effect is very beautiful, indeed, with dried cherry, plum, spice, tobacco and grilled herb. Yet, the overall messaging is focused on power and volume. The background music is hard to hear. Despite its opulence, there's less dimension to behold. Brawn trumps finesse and dark fruit covers the ethereal aromas. It is well built, however, and should hold steady for the next ten years, if not more.

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 28 April 2017

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