Red wine

Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia 1978

A glorious, classic spiciness has a top Pomerol feel to it, but then comes a raspberries and mint taste that is utterly fascinating. The glycerol ensures opulence, always balanced by that Cabernet freshness, unctuous and yet structured, with tremendous ‘mouth-feel’. Great out of the blocks and very impressive now.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon (85%), Cabernet Franc (15%)

Alcohol

13%

Bottle size

75cl

Origin

Country

Italy

Region

Tuscany

Sub-region

Bolgheri

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

Four great Sassicaias

Type of Tasting

Tasting feature

Blind

No

Tasted by

Serena Sutcliffe MW

Global Stockist

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