Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2018

97+ R. Parkers Wine Advocate, M. Larner; 98 Wine Enthusiast, K. O'Keefe; 96 Winespectator, B. Sanderson; 97 Vinous, A. Galloni; 97 Falstaff; 97 Decanter, A. Fiorelli; 17,5++ J. Robinson; 97 J. Suckling
244,00 €
325,33 € pro 1 l
inkl. 19% USt. , Versandkostenfreie Lieferung nach DE. Versand (Standard)
  • Lieferstatus: auf Lager
  • Lieferzeit: 2 - 4 Werktage (Ausland)
0,75 l

- 97+ Punkte Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, Monica Larner: „This is a classic vintage of an Italian icon now celebrating its 50th vintage. The Tenuta San Guido 2018 Bolgheri Sassicaia lays out a familiar blueprint that borrows from the proven track record of this landmark estate that extends into the hills just beyond the Tyrrhenian shores of Tuscany. This vintage is crystalline and pure in its delivery, and if you are familiar with previous editions, it is impossible to mistake this wine for anything but Sassicaia. The growing season started off cool and wet but turned to warm and dry conditions comfortably before the harvest. Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc in a supporting role deliver a graceful mid-weight texture that holds back style-wise in terms of phenolic density. The wine's careful balance is achieved thanks to the nuanced character of the fruit, the present acidity, the well-managed structure and the contained alcohol. The palate is lifted and bright, the finish is polished and long, and the wine skips over any heaviness on the mid-palate. The bouquet is especially intriguing with a very lively plummy fruit element that is enhanced by baker's chocolate, pepper spice, iron ore, caramel and pie crust. There is also a green character that adds positively to the bouquet with aniseed, tea leaf, soya, menthol rub and black olive. The fruit maturity is spot-on with no elements that feel over or underripe. Overall, the 2018 Sassicaia weighs in with a svelte frame and long persistence. Moreover, it is distinguished by the archetypal elegance and pedigree of the classic vintages of the past. This new release gives you much pleasure to await.“

- 98 Punkte WINE ENTHUSIAST, Kerin O’Keefe: „All about radiance and finesse, this iconic Tuscan red has beguiling aromas of cedar, wild red berry, menthol and pipe tobacco that mingle with fragrant blue flowers. Made with 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, the focused, elegantly structured palate is vibrant and savory, delivering cassis, orange zest, licorice and a hint of coffee framed in taut, polished tannins. Bright acidity keeps it energized and balanced. Drink through 2033.“

- 96 Punkte WINESPECTATOR, Bruce Sanderson: „Refined and complex, this red is all about finesse and restraint, starting out with floral and black currant flavors that build steadily on the palate, with olive, cedar, tobacco and spice notes adding detail as this lingers on the terrific finish. Needs five to seven years to fully emerge. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2025 through 2045. 25,000 cases made.“

- 97 Punkte VINOUS, Antonio Galloni: „The 2018 Sassicaia is fabulous. Bright and beautifully poised, the 2018 opens with brilliant aromatics that make a strong first impression. Delicate and light on its feet, the 2018 is a regal wine that is going to need a number of years to come into its own. Sassicaia is the most finessed of Bolgheri’s top wines. That is very much the case in 2018 as well. I loved it.
A cold winter led to a late spring and delayed start to the year. May and June saw some heat, but only moderate temperatures. Only July was truly warm, with minimal diurnal shifts. Cool winds arrived again in August, and temperatures dropped quickly, especially at night. Mid-August saw some rain. Harvest started on September 7 with the Franc and wrapped up on the 29th with the last of Cabernet Sauvignon. The year favored the estate’s oldest vineyards, those on hillside sites. The 2018 spent 19 months in oak, two-thirds new, a bit more new oak than the norm. The blend is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Franc, a bit less Franc than is often the case, as Franc suffered more under the conditions of the season.“

- 97 Punkte FALSTAFF: „Glänzendes, sattes Rubin-Violett. In der Nase sehr knackige und klare Frucht, präzise, viel Cassis, Brombeere und etwas Leder. Auch am Gaumen viel saftige Frucht, erstaunliche Frische, dunkle Johannisbeere, zeigt große Spannung, griffiges Tannin, im Finale feine Minze, ein Langläufer mit Potential für viel Jahre.“

- 97 Punkte DECANTER, Aldo Fiordelli: „This is the fiftieth Sassicaia, representing a milestone for Italian winemaking and viticulture. Restrained cassis aromas with hints of kiwi peel, dried herbs and eucalyptus leading up to citrus notes and juicy acidity. Few months ago, at the release, this acidity was still quite aggressive and chewy, while now it is fragrant and integrated with refined tannins in a finely woven palate. Don't look for large powerful body which is not typical of Sassicaia. It is different from all other Bolgheri and stands out as a result. The value of this Tuscan wine is the consistency of its style across decades, proving what seems to be obvious: it is the expression of its terroir. 'Reminds me the 1988 which was chewy and tense like 2018 at the release' says Carlo Paoli, managing director of Tenuta San Guido. Drinking Window 2021 – 2048“

- 17,5++ Punkte JANCIS ROBINSON: „Full bottle 1,365 g. (Perhaps the letters spelling Sassicaia moulded on to the bottle account for this one weighing slightly more than the Ornellaia bottle.) pH 3.45, TA 5.98 g/l, RS 0.17 g/l. The assemblage is the usual 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, which was picked in the first ten days of September, while Cabernet Sauvignon was picked from 6 or 16 September (tech spec cites both) to 4 October. After hand-picking and sorting, the wine was fermented in tank at 26–27 °C and macerations lasted around 15 days. Malolactic conversion took place mainly in tank, before transfer to oak (65% new, the rest second and third use) in December 2018. Final blend assembled after about 2 years in oak; bottled January 2021.
Day one: Pale to mid crimson with quite a pale rim. Very light nose initially which opened out very gradually into something vaguely balsamic. And pretty marked acidity. Far from generous initially though it may gain weight and interest with time in bottle. But at the moment it's a little bit of a disappointment. Bone-dry finish with chalky tannins on the end but it does open out a bit on the finish, which promises well for the future. I would definitely decant this before serving as it does seem to respond well to aeration.
Day two: This really gained body, interest and stature and was much more refreshing than the Ornellaia when both were tasted from the opened bottles. Really racy and lively – though no blockbuster. It then over the next two or three days shrivelled somewhat compared with the Ornellaia.“

- 97 Punkte JAMES SUCKLING: „Beautiful, serene aromas of sweet berries and wild flowers with light lavender and fresh sage. Really aromatic. A firm, silky red with medium to full body and ultra fine tannins that are polished and beautiful. Lots of blue fruit and blackberries follow through to a beautiful finish. Really tight and polished. Bright acidity. Will be lovely to drink in a few years. The 2017 and 2016 were about power, but the 2018 is about finesse and subtlety. Try after 2024.“


Winespectator: 96 WS
Decanter: 97 DEC
Falstaff: 97 FAL
Wine Enthusiast: 98 WE
Vinous: 97 VS
James Suckling: 97 JS
Produkt: Rotwein
Inhalt: 0,75 l
Jahrgang: 2018
Land: Italien
Jancis Robinson: 17,5 JR
Parker Wine Advocate: 97 RPWA
Rebsorte(n): Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc
Region: Toskana
Inhalt: 0,75 l
Reben: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon; 15% Cabernet Franc
% vol Alk: 14,0
Potenziell allergene Substanzen: Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.
Warnungen: Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.
Hersteller: Tenuta San Guido, Societa Agricola C.I.T.A.I., Compagnia Italiana Terreni Allevamento e Impianti S.p.A. a socio unico, Loc. Le Capanne n. 27, I-57022 Bolgheri (LI)
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