Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1986 Front Label
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1986 Front Label

Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1986

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Winemaker Notes

Grape blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc

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Forever in the shadow of the legendary vintage that precedes it, the 1986 Sassicaia never garnished the attention or accolades that this wine truly merited. This is yet another underdog vintage that showed surprising results in this retrospective (and likewise has never been formally reviewed by Robert Parker Wine Advocate). This effort from 1986 offers integrity and grace with fine and finessed aromas of dried berry, tobacco, tar, licorice and grilled rosemary. That elegance has prevailed over the many years this wine has evolved in the bottle. This vintage does not show the heavy darkness of 1987. Instead the wine offers a vertical approach with bright intensity and fresh menthol.
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Tenuta San Guido, Italy
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The Tenuta San Guido is a 7,500-acre estate located in the province of Livorno on the western coastal outskirts of Tuscany near the village of Bolgheri. Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta acquired it through his marriage to Clarice della Gherardesca in 1940.

The legacy of Sassicaia began in 1944, when Mario Incisa acquired a number of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc vine cuttings and planted them on a sloping hillside of the San Guido estate, called Castiglioncello after the 11th-century castle at the vineyard's upper edge. This tiny, 3.75-acre vineyard stood alone until 1965, when a second Cabernet vineyard was planted with cuttings from the Castiglioncello parcel; the gravelly, 30-acre plot would give the wine its name: Sassicaia, "the place of many stones".

With the radical changes in the D.O.C. system of regulations as of the 1994 vintage, Sassicaia's extraordinary reputation was acknowledged through the Italian government's granting the wine its own appellation.

Sassicaia is today considered to be the new plus ultra of Italy's great red wines for its consistent excellence and its intuitive spirit. Acclaimed by the wine world's most respected voices, Sassicaia remains the legacy of its creator, Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, and his son, Marchese Nicolò Incisa della Rocchetta.

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Legendary in Italy for its Renaissance art and striking landscape, Tuscany is also home to many of the country’s best red wines. Sangiovese reigns supreme here, as either the single varietal, or a dominant player, in almost all of Tuscany’s best.

A remarkable Chianti, named for its region of origin, will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and plenty of cherry fruit character. From the hills and valleys surrounding the medieval village of Montalcino, come the distinguished and age-worthy wines based on Brunello (Sangiovese). Earning global acclaim since the 1970s, the Tuscan Blends are composed solely of international grape varieties or a mix of international and Sangiovese. The wine called Vine Nobile di Montepulciano, composed of Prognolo Gentile (Sangiovese) and is recognized both for finesse and power.

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