Tenuta San Guido 2007

Ok, so this wine taught me a few things.  First, that "Bolgheri Sassicaia" is, as well as being hard to spell and pronounce, an appellation in the province of Livorno in Tuscany.  Second, the appellation permits 85% cabernet sauvignon and 15% cabernet franc - so it's basically a Bordeaux blend, rather than a sangiovese.  Third, this wine is very good.  Fourth, I hadn't realised, when I tasted this wine at an Italian wine tasting where I was given free range to try as much as I wanted to (thank you to the Australian Wine Review for putting me on to that event), and loved this wine in particular, that it is seriously expensive.  Anyway, my tasting note is a short one.  It had both a plummy aroma and palate, but its lingering length was its distinguishing feature.  A very good wine.  89+ points.

Abv: 13.5%
Price: $275
Website: http://www.sassicaia.com/
Bolgheri Sassicaia
January 19, 2011

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