2017 Sassicaia, Bolgheri Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido, Tuscany, Italy, Italy

2017 Sassicaia, Bolgheri Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido, Tuscany, Italy, Italy

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2017 Sassicaia, Bolgheri Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido, Tuscany, Italy, Italy

Description

Pure class on the nose, with elegant black fruit and hints of raspberries and loganberries, this is astonishingly linear and fine, finishing with a sprinkle of spice – but it’s the elegant fruit that really dominates the nose. There’s much more power on the palate; ripe, yet restrained in the typical Sassicaia style – with not a hint of the warmness of the vintage showing. Notes of blackcurrants, redcurrants and raspberries are built on a dexterously balanced structure, fresh acidity and fine, grippy tannins, building to a long, elegant finish. Such a linear and fine expression of Cabernet, this is immensely drinkable and enjoyable. It will need a few years in the cellar but will drink well relatively young. Drink 2022-2040.
Chris Pollington, Private Account Manager (February 2020)
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About this WINE

Sassicaia

Sassicaia

Sassicaia is today one of the most sought-after fine wines in the world. This is largely because of the vision, energy and drive of proprietor Mario Incisa della Rocchetta.

The Sassicaia estate at Bolgheri came from Mario Incisa della Rocchetta's wife's family who had owned land there since 1800 - the name Sassicaia means,place of many stones, and the gravelly soil has been compared to those found in the Médoc. He planted Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and engaged the services of Piero Antinori`s winemaker, Giacomo Tachis.

Sassicaia's first vintage was released to universal acclaim in 1968. Sassicaia is now widely accepted as one of the world`s greatest Cabernet Sauvignon wines and made history recently, being the first single wine to be granted its own DOC. The wines of Sassicaia combine intense notes of cassis and cedary elegance, with extraordinary power and length.

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Bolgheri

Bolgheri

Bolgheri is a new DOC in the coastal Maremma region which first rose to prominence during the 1970s with the emergence of the so-called Super Tuscan wines like Ornellaia and Sassicaia. These new ventures had rocked the DOC establishment by using high proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon, opting out of the DOC system and relabeling their wines as simply Vino da Tavola (table wine). 

Having won universal acclaim and exchanging hands for unprecedented prices (higher even than Tuscany's finest examples), the authorities relented and awarded Bolgheri its own DOC. The actions of the Super Tuscans inspired a generation in Italy, even if some of the wines here have lost a little of their lustre since.

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Other Varieties

Other Varieties

There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.

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Reviews

Customer reviews

Antonio Galloni 92-95/100
James Suckling95-96/100

Critic reviews

Antonio Galloni 92-95/100
The 2017 Sassicaia is a wild, exotic beauty. Sumptuous and flamboyantly ripe, the 2017 captures all the personality of the year in spades. Super-ripe red cherry, pomegranate and spice notes all flesh out in this curvy, racy beauty from Tenuta San Guido.
Antonio Galloni (March 2019)
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James Suckling95-96/100
This shows focus and finesse with dark berries, currants and a light rosemary character. Full-bodied, refined and focused. Serious.
James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (September 2018) Read more