Sassicaia 2015

3000 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  480558
$1,030.00
DEC
98
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    The first Cabernet grapes were picked on September 10th under perfect conditions, with yields a little lower than average. As is usual at Tenuta San Guido, the fruit for Sassicaia was gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel using natural yeasts. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine spent two years in French oak prior to bottling. This is certainly an exceptional Sassicaia, with a sumptuous nose of ripe, creamy black and red fruit with cedar and spice notes. The colour is by no means dark (as is often the case with Sassicaia), and the impression on the palate is one of controlled power underpinned by gorgeous sweetness and flowing elegance. This is a very confident wine with real authority and presence, beginning with a magnificent attack of rich cassis and ripe griotte cherry followed by cigar box and leather notes, and a long finish of savoury bay leaf and minerals. It's deceptively structured, the tannins wonderfully ripe, creamy and finely textured, while the juicy acidity also suggests that this wine has a very long life ahead of it. This 2015 exhibits everything that you'd want from Sassicaia - and more - because of its winning combination of winemaking savoir-faire, world-class terroir, old vine fruit, and an outstanding vintage. It is unarguably stunning. Drinking Window: 2022-2050. Score - 98. (John Stimpfig, decanter.com, Jan. 30, 2018)

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    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date: December 6, 2018
    Bottle Size: 3000 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol: 13.5%
    Made In: Tuscany, Italy
    By: Tenuta San Guido
    Sugar Content: 7 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor: D - Dry

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    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date: December 6, 2018
    Bottle Size: 3000 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol: 13.5%
    Made In: Tuscany, Italy
    By: Tenuta San Guido
    Sugar Content: 7 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor: D - Dry