Tenuta San Guido   Sassicaia

2014 Sassicaia

By Tenuta San Guido

The 2014 Sassicaia from Tenuta San Guido: An Italian Glory

From the heart of the Bolgheri wine-growing region in Italy, with a lineage of perfection in viniculture, comes the complexity and grace of the 2014 Sassicaia from Tenuta San Guido. This notable vintage lacks nothing in making clear its pedigree and profound roots.

 

A Challenging Vintage Worth Its Weight in Gold

In a growing season that posed challenges, the mastery of Tenuta San Guido shines through. Despite cold conditions and a late harvest, there was a meticulous attention to detail and respect for the ways of nature. The result? A superb Sassicaia, etched with distinction and displaying the impressively adaptable capabilities of this globally recognized wine producer.

2014 Sassicaia is significantly marked by vibrant fruit notes of wild cherry and cassis, interlaced with warm undertones of leather, light spice and faint balsamic. This year’s variation indicates an impressive harmony and balance. While not as sturdy as some years, it proves finesse doesn’t require heft.

 

Weathering Storms, Shaping Characters

Rain-soaked summers have frequently rewritten the narratives for fine wines from Italy. And yet, Tenuta San Guido has shown it's unwavering skill to transform adversity into advantage. The 2014 Sassicaia is a testament to this producer's ability to weave inclement weather into exquisite flavour profiles, capturing every possible nuance in both viticulture and ageing.

This release offers worthy returns for wine investors willing to acknowledge this vintage's unique journey. It reminds us that beyond all calculations and predictions, it is Mother Nature who monitors the final say on fine wine production.

 

Essence of Elegance and Adaptability

Investment opportunities should not be missed when it comes to this evocative vintage that is undeniably, the 2014 Sassicaia from Tenuta San Guido. A dramatically temperate-climate year, it showcases the power of nature and the beauty of well-honed skills in shaping a grand wine. Thus, it offers an intriguing part of a discerning investor's portfolio representing the remarkable adaptability and persistent excellence of great Italian vintners.

This release encapsulates a story not soon forgotten – a year that twisted conventions and reaffirmed Tenuta San Guido's mastery in the challenging realm of fine wine creation.

Current market price

$2,780.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

175.38

Scores and tasting notes

93

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.

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 28 April 2017

Vintage performance