2015 Sassicaia

Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc

Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC,  Tuscany,  Italy

$895
RP 97
V 95
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RP 97

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Having followed this wine's evolution in barrel for the past few years, it is an honor to evaluate the final product. This Sassicaia has blossomed since my previous encounters with it as a young, awkward adolescent. The long-awaited 2015 Bolgheri Sassicaia represents a tremendous effort that comes together with seamless precision and focus. This is a confident and proud red wine from Tuscany. Starting with the primary material at hand, you sense the quality of fruit thanks to the wine's beautifully dark appearance and the rich texture it offers to the palate. The acidity is integrated, but more freshness still would have been welcomed in my view (and would also contribute to its longevity). The bouquet is amplified both in terms of volume and length. Its playlist includes dark berry fruit, spice, leather, licorice and roasted coffee bean. Yet, the mouthfeel is extremely graceful and silky. The wine's undisputed pedigree is showcased on the palate. It should also be noted that this edition of Sassicaia feels more ready and open to me. It will age and evolve beautifully, but the 2015 Sassicaia can also be enjoyed in the medium-term. This wine is all about the here and now. Reviewed by Monica Larner. Issue date: February 28, 2018. Drinking window: 2020-2045.
V 95

Vinous

The 2015 Sassicaia is incredibly elegant, perfumed and light on its feet. It has become even more wonderfully refined since I last tasted it. Sweet floral and spiced notes lead into a core of sweet red and purplish berry fruit. When it was younger, the 2015 was quite potent. Today, my impression is that, while the 2015 has gained some finesse, it is also starting to shut down in bottle. Wine is always a journey; the 2015 Sassicaia is a great example of that. Reviewed by Antonio Galloni. Tasting date: July 2019. Drinking window: 2023 - 2040.

2015 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

Appelation: D.O.C. Bolgheri Sassicaia

Grape blend: 85 % Cabernet Sauvignon 15 % Cabernet Franc

Alcohol content: 14.00%

Soil composition: Soils have different morphological characteristics with a high incidence of limestone areas rich in clay and stones. They are situated between 100 and 400 meters above the sea level facing West / South-West.

Vine training: Cordon spur system

Planting density: Between 3,600 to 5,550 vine stocks/ha for older vineyards and 6.200 vine stocks/ha for the more recent ones.

Climate: A very good vintage that influenced in a very positive way the wines of 2015. After a rather mild winter with colder temperatures in January and February and heavy rains, during the second week of April the vines started vegetating thanks to mild temperatures and sunny days. The rains, very abundant in the early spring, brought to a quicker vegetation of the plants and at the same time helped the water reserve of the soils. The flowering was excellent, finished towards the end of May and was followed by a great budding, favored by good climate. June and the first half of July were characterized by temperatures above the seasonal average but from late July the they went back in their usual range. This climatic oscillation was mainly due to some rains that brought fresh air, very useful for the health of the vineyards and consequently for the excellent ripening of the grapes. Thermal excursion between day and night that lasted throughout August guaranteed the excellent phenolic ripeness of the grapes.

Harvest: The manual harvest started with the Cabernet Franc in mid-September followed by Cabernet Sauvignon. The grape picking ended at the end of September with the higher vines located on the hills. Excellent quality of the grapes: perfectly matured, crispy and very healthy.

Wine making: Selection of the grapes on the sorting table. Gentle crushing and destemming of the grapes was followed by fermentation in temperature controlled stainless vats (30 ° - 31° C only using natural yeasts). Maceration lasted about 12-15 days for Cabernet Franc and 10-13 days for Cabernet Sauvignon with frequent pump-overs of musts and délestages. The secondary fermentation (Malolactic fermentation) took also place in steel vats and finished towards the end of November.

Ageing: At the end of malolactic fermentation, the wine started its aging in French oak barrels (for a third new) for 24 months before the bottling phase and the following ageing time in bottle before its commerce release.

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RP 97

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Having followed this wine's evolution in barrel for the past few years, it is an honor to evaluate the final product. This Sassicaia has blossomed since my previous encounters with it as a young, awkward adolescent. The long-awaited 2015 Bolgheri Sassicaia represents a tremendous effort that comes together with seamless precision and focus. This is a confident and proud red wine from Tuscany. Starting with the primary material at hand, you sense the quality of fruit thanks to the wine's beautifully dark appearance and the rich texture it offers to the palate. The acidity is integrated, but more freshness still would have been welcomed in my view (and would also contribute to its longevity). The bouquet is amplified both in terms of volume and length. Its playlist includes dark berry fruit, spice, leather, licorice and roasted coffee bean. Yet, the mouthfeel is extremely graceful and silky. The wine's undisputed pedigree is showcased on the palate. It should also be noted that this edition of Sassicaia feels more ready and open to me. It will age and evolve beautifully, but the 2015 Sassicaia can also be enjoyed in the medium-term. This wine is all about the here and now. Reviewed by Monica Larner. Issue date: February 28, 2018. Drinking window: 2020-2045.
V 95

Vinous

The 2015 Sassicaia is incredibly elegant, perfumed and light on its feet. It has become even more wonderfully refined since I last tasted it. Sweet floral and spiced notes lead into a core of sweet red and purplish berry fruit. When it was younger, the 2015 was quite potent. Today, my impression is that, while the 2015 has gained some finesse, it is also starting to shut down in bottle. Wine is always a journey; the 2015 Sassicaia is a great example of that. Reviewed by Antonio Galloni. Tasting date: July 2019. Drinking window: 2023 - 2040.

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