Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia 2012

Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia 2012

Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia 2012

Rating: 92

From an early-ripening vintage, the 2012 Bolgheri Sassicaia shows bold lines and thick color concentration. It does exhibit a classic Sassicaia bouquet, but it does so minus that delicate floral embroidery that comes forth with such delight in 2013. This wine shows a harder, more determined edge. It is less remarkable overall, considering the amazing heights achieved in other vintages. It also reveals thin to medium texture. This Sassicaia roars in terms of bouquet, but offers more of a whimper in terms of mouthfeel. All the elements are there, but they are delivered in a more undertone and one-dimensional manner. It will probably flesh out further with more bottle age, but that leanness is just part of the 2012 vintage.
Drink Date: 2018 - 2035
Reviewed by Monica Larner
Issue Date: 28th Apr 2017
Source: 230, The Wine Advocate

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