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Sassicaia 2012 Wine Review

Sassicaia 2012

Sassicaia 2012

Bolgheri, Tuscany D.O.C., Italy

Community Score:95/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $189.95

Drink: 2017-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Sassicaia

Agent: Sylvestre Wines & Spirits Inc.

Natalie's Score: 95/100

A cult Italian wine dubbed one of the Super Tuscans for breaking away from traditional Italian winemaking rules to create blends that eventually became more coveted and expensive than the highest classified wines in the country. Eventually, this winery was granted its very own DOC or appellation in recognition of its quality. The 2012 vintage was a spectacular one, and this wine has a long life ahead of it. Aromas of black fruit, smoke, dark spice and pencil led. Pair with rare filet mignon.

Gorgeous Gift Wine

This Sassicaia 2012 was reviewed on November 28, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • BCLDB
  • 145383
  • $168.99 
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Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 96/100 with the following review:

Here’s a good way to splurge on a luxury wine. Fragrant, richly textured, harmonious, fine tannins with layers of dark fruit, balsamic notes and subtle spices, tea and a silky finish. Buy it for a collector, or better yet, celebrate this season! Unforgettable!
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 95/100 with the following review:

Iconic Super Tuscan, Sassicaia from D.O.C. Bolgheri Sassicaia, has had a cult like following since 1974 when a six year old vintage of Sassicaia beat an assortment of Bordeaux in a Decanter competition. Since then fine wine lovers around the world have made place in their cellars for this incredible Italian (Bordeaux blend) wine. The 2012 shows cedar, concentrated black berry, tea leaves, raspberry, and balsamic notes. Meaty texture with layers of dark fruit, mouth coating fine tannins, it's dry with more black tea, balsamic notes, and cedar on the palate. A very well structured and perfectly balanced Super Tuscan! Enjoy 2018-2038+. Tasted November 2015. 95+ points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Rob reviewed this wine as follows:

Pop Christmas 2018
Produced by Tenuta San Guido, this flagship Italian red wine hails from the strong 2012 vintage. This Sassicaia is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc grapes. Long, elegant finish. - Community Wine Reviews

1 Member would buy this wine again

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