In the 1920s the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, the founder of Tenuta San Guido, dreamt of creating a ‘thoroughbred’ wine and for him, as for all the aristocracy of the time, the ideal was Bordeaux. In the 1940s, he experimented with several French grape varieties (whose cuttings he had recovered from the estate of the Dukes Salviati in Migliarino) and concluded that the Cabernet had "the bouquet I was looking for." Tenuta San Guido now produces Sassicaia, the most collectible of Italian wines. This ledgendary wine is wholely responsible for launching the Super Tuscan movement and remains one of the most sought-after wines in the world.
The garnet colour of the Sassicaia 1982 has red-brick tones and the aroma is intense and all encompassing with complex scents of tamarind and truffle. The mouthfeel is bold, broad and soft with a touch of liquorice and tannins that are a little bitter. The persistence is good.
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Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 1982 - fiche technique