Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 1985 (1500ml)

$6895

I had this wine in a blind tasting - I have had it frequently, and have never failed to give it a perfect rating. At the same time, I have often mis-identified it in blind tastings as the 1986 Mouton-Rothschild. In this tasting, the wine was phenomenal. The color remains an opaque purple. The bouquet is beginning to develop secondary aromas of cedar and truffles to go along with its intense cassis, black-raspberry, blackberry, tarry, toasty personality. Exceptionally dense, concentrated, and full-bodied, this wine possesses layers of concentrated fruit that are beautifully balanced by the wine's sweet tannin and well-integrated acidity. The finish lasts for nearly a minute. A monumental Cabernet Sauvignon, it is one of the greatest wines made this century. Tasting after tasting continues to confirm this wine's surreal level of quality...My best guess for when it will reach full maturity is between 2000-2025. What a wine! Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Lovely and open. Some hints of tobacco with dark blue fruit and open knit red fruit. Persistent and deep. Really lovely

Lovely and open. Some hints of tobacco with dark blue fruit and open knit red fruit. Persistent and deep. Really lovely

9.4

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

On a normal night this would be the star of any show.

On a normal night this would be the star of any show.

9.5

Jeff Stewart Delectable Pro

Private Collections Wine Director

Wow! 9-01-15 1985

Wow! 9-01-15 1985

9.8

Jimmy Hayes Delectable Pro

Estate Director Mayacamas Vineyard

Quiet tonight, but still PFG. Legendary wine that is always inspiring to drink.

Quiet tonight, but still PFG. Legendary wine that is always inspiring to drink.

9.4

Desmond Echavarrie Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier, Senior Wine Advisor Soutirage

Yeah '85 Sassicaia out of mag, Soutirage bottle....perfect condition, pretty ridiculous!

Yeah '85 Sassicaia out of mag, Soutirage bottle....perfect condition, pretty ridiculous!

10

Andrew Lampasone Delectable Pro

Owner Wine Watch Selections

This wine had a ton of sweet ripe currant and berry fruit still quite fresh has a Minty note dark spices still quite fresh well built with lots of everything still very fresh and lively this wine has it all and still a few years ahead of it. Finish 50+. Killer

This wine had a ton of sweet ripe currant and berry fruit still quite fresh has a Minty note dark spices still quite fresh well built with lots of everything still very fresh and lively this wine has it all and still a few years ahead of it. Finish 50+. Killer

9.1

Doug Banks Delectable Pro

Sales & Marketing Terroir Selections

It was truly beautiful.

It was truly beautiful.

9.7

Pietro Amirkhanian

Almost perfection

Almost perfection

9.8

B

1985 Sassicaia. Big and young and tight. Decanted an hour before pouring. High acid, eucalyptus notes.

1985 Sassicaia. Big and young and tight. Decanted an hour before pouring. High acid, eucalyptus notes.

10

Jean-Francois Pelletier

Recycling my last year’s tasting note as they are identical. Beautiful ruby color, slight garnet rim. Reticent nose at first, which uncoiled to reveal dark fruit, soil, dried herbs and lead pencil. Still tannic backbone on the palate, which required some time to unfold. Extremely long finish. Beautiful wine in perfect condition.

Recycling my last year’s tasting note as they are identical. Beautiful ruby color, slight garnet rim. Reticent nose at first, which uncoiled to reveal dark fruit, soil, dried herbs and lead pencil. Still tannic backbone on the palate, which required some time to unfold. Extremely long finish. Beautiful wine in perfect condition.

9.8

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