Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 1990

$579

The 1990 Sassicaia appears to be the finest wine made at this estate since the nearly perfect 1985. It boasts a saturated purple, almost bluish color, and a sensational yet unevolved and youthful aromatic profile of sweet, nearly over-ripe blackcurrants, cedar, tobacco, and toasty new oak. Full-bodied, with staggering concentration and extract levels, this tannic, super-pure, well-defined Cabernet possesses low enough acidity and sweet enough tannin to make it accessible to those readers unable to defer their gratification... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Mitja Sirk Delectable Pro

Production La Subida, Aceto Sirk

Missing a bit of focus and elegance.. Maybe was just the strongest of the night..

Missing a bit of focus and elegance.. Maybe was just the strongest of the night..

9.0

Davis Smith Delectable Pro

Sommelier Acquerello

Brooding and savory

Brooding and savory

9.0

Ray Isle Delectable Pro

Executive Wine Editor Food & Wine Magazine

Still very tight when first opened; needed at least 45 mins in a decanter. Wonderful wine regardless. Power and finesse in equal proportion.

Still very tight when first opened; needed at least 45 mins in a decanter. Wonderful wine regardless. Power and finesse in equal proportion.

9.5

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

Cork taint

Cork taint

Jean-Francois Pelletier

Initially way more closed than the 1988. But after a little bit of time blossomed into a beautiful wine. Fruit was still there, but with more herbs and mint. Nice acidity on the palate with a long finish. This still has some upside.

Initially way more closed than the 1988. But after a little bit of time blossomed into a beautiful wine. Fruit was still there, but with more herbs and mint. Nice acidity on the palate with a long finish. This still has some upside.

9.3

Mitja Sirk Delectable Pro

Production La Subida, Aceto Sirk

Very disappointed with this CORKED wine!! Why always the most expensive bottle is coming out with some troubles ?!?!

Very disappointed with this CORKED wine!! Why always the most expensive bottle is coming out with some troubles ?!?!

Jean-Francois Pelletier

Garnet color with a slight orange rim. Nose of lead pencil, dried herbs, soil and red cherries, with a hint of green peppers. Medium+ body, complex palate with the same flavors, and long finish. This softened considerably in the glass over the evening. Great wine.

Garnet color with a slight orange rim. Nose of lead pencil, dried herbs, soil and red cherries, with a hint of green peppers. Medium+ body, complex palate with the same flavors, and long finish. This softened considerably in the glass over the evening. Great wine.

9.3

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Very broad and balanced. Still quite impenetrable. Lovely and pure. Long.

Very broad and balanced. Still quite impenetrable. Lovely and pure. Long.

9.3

Joseph C Burke

Dark red, nose of cassis, BlackBerry & raspberry jam, hint of eucalyptus; black fruits, plums and cassis on palate, hint of licorice/iodine in the finish, les fruity now than in youth, drink up.

Dark red, nose of cassis, BlackBerry & raspberry jam, hint of eucalyptus; black fruits, plums and cassis on palate, hint of licorice/iodine in the finish, les fruity now than in youth, drink up.

9.1

Vijay Parikh

Nice elegant bordeaux blend. I ranked it first in twenty year old cabs tasting

Nice elegant bordeaux blend. I ranked it first in twenty year old cabs tasting

9.2

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