Began in 1944, Mario Incisa acquired Cab Sauv & Franc vine cuttings, planted them on San Guido estate, called Castiglioncello, Sassicaia, "the place of many stones". A blend of 85% Cab Sauv, 15% Cab Franc. Lovely ripe fruit & spice aromas. Bold berry fruit flavors with spice, oak, leather & cacao, a powerhouse. Soft tannins allows current enjoyment. Long silky smooth fresh finish ending with fruit, oak and spice. Great now, will age, but drink now, outstanding. Little pricey at $300. Tasting Sample. — 16 days ago
Half price Wednesday at a local spot- still young but shows great promise — 2 years ago
Popped and poured, no formal notes. Despite its relative youth, the 2017 Sassicaia is showing very nicely right now. To my palate, this does as good a job as any in deftly straddling New and Old World…and just leans enough towards its structure and non-fruit characteristics to give it a sense of place. To be clear, there is plenty of fresh and delicious fruit, it’s just that the structure and the firmness of the tannin and acid is so “favoloso”. Drinking well in its youth but should drink very well through 2042. — a month ago
Dining at Do Forni in Venice which won a Grand Award for its Wine List from Wine Spectator. They have amazing verticals of Cuvées like Sassicaia, Solaia, Gaja, Tignanello etc…and, of course, Biondi Santi. I was hoping to pick a Soldera but only a magnum left at a hideous price. An aged tawny rim, tinge of orange. Burnt orange peel and Georgie thought a note of rubber. An Animale/Gamey note which didn’t detract. Dried cherry, loamy notes like the previous night’s Salvioni. This is Brunello royalty which is ridiculously long lived. At 19 years of age this is infanticide for Biondi Santi. We visited the winery about 6 years ago where I bought a 2001 which hasn’t even entered its drinking window yet. Medium plus tannins. This was a special treat. — a month ago
Out of Sassicaia so had to settle for this instead - tough! 🙄
Have to say, equally good. Big, dark fruits, a little earthy and chocolatey. — 7 months ago
If Burgundy is the pennacle of Pinot Noir… Pinot Noir by the creator of Sassicaia from The Argentine Patagonia is its evil twin… That is what’s in my glass. This is the entry level 2014 and it is mirroring some of the Premier Cru Burgundy’s I’ve tried in the past... Cheers! — 15 days ago
Beautiful ruby/ brick in color with a wide brick rim.
On the nose red fruits with light oak, licorice, spices, tobacco leaf, herbs, coffee, dark chocolates, light vegetables, wet leaves and light vinaigrette.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, tobacco leaf, dark coffee, dark chocolates, earth, wet leaves, herbs, black pepper, light vegetables and spices.
Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This 9 year old Super Tuscan is drinking beautifully now. Elegant and complex with a soft mouthfeel.
This is not Sassicaia, its older brother, but very enjoyable nonetheless. Nicely balanced, rich and elegant.
Showing lots of sweet red fruits with earth notes to balance them out.
Feels more like a Brunelo di Montalcino, and feels much older than it is. Might be the way it was stored.
Wine Spectator 92 points.
Good by itself or with food. I paired with light appetizers.
A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot.
12.5% alcohol by volume.
$60. — 3 months ago