Sassicaia 2016 Wine Review
Bolgheri-Sassicaia DOC, Italy
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Bottle size: 750 ml
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|L.J. Palmer rated this wine as 96/100 with the following review:|
Medium ruby wine, dry, full bodied and rich with balanced acidity, polished tannins and a gorgeous fruit taste. The complex fruit forward aroma features black cherry, juicy yet tart cranberry, and black pepper. Tastes are of red cherry , cranberry and spice (black pepper).The wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
|Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 95/100 with the following review:|
If you have some spare cash on October 27/2019 head to the LCBO. This latest release of Sassicaia will be available in Vintages. Here's your chance to put a bottle (or bottles) of Super Tuscans in your cellar.
It's been said this is a wine to rival the highly acclaimed 1985 vintage. Now, having NOT tasted that bottle I can't compare - but I will say this is a wine worth every cent you will spend on it.
The blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc alone is enough to give pause. Tenuta San Guido's technical sheets say for the climate that: "2016 is a vintage worthy of praise, considered by some even better than the exceptional 2015"
Layers and layers of aromas and flavour; dark brooding fruit; blackberry and black cherry. Spice and herbs, caramel and vanilla. Definitive tannins that are very present but will smooth out with age. Balanced acidity and a long long finish that you want to go on forever.
I've got a few weeks to save up - trust me - I am!!
Tasted September 17/2019 Grand Marchi
|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:|
Once you've tasted Sassicaia, you'll never forget it! So satiny smooth and rich, with fragrant rippling layers of flavour; cherry, cedar, dark fruit, spice and dark chocolate flow over your tongue. Lingering rich finish leaves you knowing it is worth every penny. You only live once, so splurge on a bottle of this for your next special occasion. Available at LCBO Vintages oct. 26th, 2019.
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