San Guido - Sassicaia 1997

Product Details

Vintage
1997
Colour
Red
Appellation
Bolgheri
Producer
San Guido

Stock Available - All Pack Sizes and Formats

Pack Size Source You Buy Qty Action
1 x 0.75L BI Stock IB £245.00 2 btls

IB (In Bond): Price excludes UK duty & VAT | DP (Duty Paid): Price includes UK duty and excludes VAT

Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
87

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 28/08/2000

There are always surprises tasting wine ... good and bad ones. I had high hopes that 1997, a profound vintage, would produce the finest Sassicaia since the immortal 1985. A very good wine for sure, but much lighter and significantly less concentrated than anticipated, this dark ruby-colored Sassicaia exhibits moderate levels of ripeness, herbaceous black currant aromas and flavors, in addition to toasty new oak. Soft, with a surprisingly short, insubstantial finish, this wine looks to be on a rapid evolution track. Anticipated maturity: now-2012.

Wine Spectator
94

Dark ruby red. Blackberry, with lots of fresh herb and meat character. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and loads of fresh fruit and tarragon. Dill flavors on the finish. Textbook Sassicaia that grows in the mouth. Give it a little more time.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Best after 2009. 12,500 cases made. –JS