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Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

9.42432 ratings
9.3419 pro ratings
Bolgheri Sassicaia, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Riccardo L.

So. Much. Potential. Can't wait to try this again in 10 years. The corners of my palate are singing Christmas carols right now. It's got some red berries and some earthy notes. Not overly structured actually, but could use some time to soften the edges anyway. Definitely a well-made wine with plenty of attitude.

So. Much. Potential. Can't wait to try this again in 10 years. The corners of my palate are singing Christmas carols right now. It's got some red berries and some earthy notes. Not overly structured actually, but could use some time to soften the edges anyway. Definitely a well-made wine with plenty of attitude.

Dec 2nd, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.7

Over extracted and hot. Far too modern to last.

Over extracted and hot. Far too modern to last.

Nov 18th, 2017
Adam Crane

This was an elegant example of Sassicaia.

This was an elegant example of Sassicaia.

Nov 3rd, 2017
Brad Hemmer

Black cherry, light spice, so smooth!

Black cherry, light spice, so smooth!

Oct 26th, 2017
Aaron Means

Very classy yet pent up. Drinks pretty good now, but was opened way in advance of tasting. Reminded me of Heitz Martha's Vineyard a bit. Blackberries, medicinal herb, lavender, and fine tannins.

Very classy yet pent up. Drinks pretty good now, but was opened way in advance of tasting. Reminded me of Heitz Martha's Vineyard a bit. Blackberries, medicinal herb, lavender, and fine tannins.

Oct 10th, 2017
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.9

Black fruit dominate herbaceous over ripe fruit dried fruit... Over ripe cranberry alch high, Med tannin med acid... But just fun to drink !

Black fruit dominate herbaceous over ripe fruit dried fruit... Over ripe cranberry alch high, Med tannin med acid... But just fun to drink !

Jul 16th, 2017
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.3

Memory lane 3.

Memory lane 3.

Jul 16th, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc
A little closed up, but that's to be expected from such a young wine built for aging. Air helps to unfold the layers buried within. While 2014 was a cooler year, the weather played well to the style of Sassicaia as its target is 12.5-13% abv every vintage, so the conditions here were less of an issue. The acidity and density are here to last for some time, probably more than you think and should go the distance just fine. Elegant, yet powerful, with pure red currants and cassis, a touch of bright blueberry fruit, with a savory and spicy edge from the Cabernet Franc, then graphite and lavender florals appear, this is a beautiful young and fresh Sassicaia. Rocks and stone on the nose hint at minerality. Elegant and persistent on the medium+ palate, gorgeously pure and distinct with firm medium+ grain tannin. A long, dense, tightly wound finish that is fresh and persistent, entirely to young but with loads of potential.

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc
A little closed up, but that's to be expected from such a young wine built for aging. Air helps to unfold the layers buried within. While 2014 was a cooler year, the weather played well to the style of Sassicaia as its target is 12.5-13% abv every vintage, so the conditions here were less of an issue. The acidity and density are here to last for some time, probably more than you think and should go the distance just fine. Elegant, yet powerful, with pure red currants and cassis, a touch of bright blueberry fruit, with a savory and spicy edge from the Cabernet Franc, then graphite and lavender florals appear, this is a beautiful young and fresh Sassicaia. Rocks and stone on the nose hint at minerality. Elegant and persistent on the medium+ palate, gorgeously pure and distinct with firm medium+ grain tannin. A long, dense, tightly wound finish that is fresh and persistent, entirely to young but with loads of potential.

Jul 12th, 2017
Steven Wood

Probably in the top 5 wines ever drank, amazing that it's a cab, not as robust as a typical cab. Was almost like a mixture of a Bordeaux and a Barolo.
Fantastic experience, probably worth the €250 price tag. But for slightly less quality, I can find a $100 Barolo anywhere...

Probably in the top 5 wines ever drank, amazing that it's a cab, not as robust as a typical cab. Was almost like a mixture of a Bordeaux and a Barolo.
Fantastic experience, probably worth the €250 price tag. But for slightly less quality, I can find a $100 Barolo anywhere...

11 people found it helpfulSep 1st, 2014
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.7

Impeccable balance. Elegant and complex. Will easily last a decade or more.

Impeccable balance. Elegant and complex. Will easily last a decade or more.

8 people found it helpfulMay 16th, 2014