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Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

9.42920 ratings
9.3499 pro ratings
Bolgheri Sassicaia, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2007

Vintage 2007

Aug 16th, 2019
LM Segal

This magnum was better for its graceful aging and pedigree than its core elements. The sheer silkiness and stark perfume of age has ironed out the flaws and angularity I recalled from this troubled vintage years ago. A reminder of the organic nature of this juice we love.

This magnum was better for its graceful aging and pedigree than its core elements. The sheer silkiness and stark perfume of age has ironed out the flaws and angularity I recalled from this troubled vintage years ago. A reminder of the organic nature of this juice we love.

Jul 17th, 2019
Conrad Green

Lovely and open. Some hints of tobacco with dark blue fruit and open knit red fruit. Persistent and deep. Really lovely

Lovely and open. Some hints of tobacco with dark blue fruit and open knit red fruit. Persistent and deep. Really lovely

May 8th, 2019
Joe D'Angelo

Following last year's sensational vintage, 2016 was another stellar growing season in Bolgheri and expectations were once again set high for Sassicaia. The 2016 Sassicaia certainly does not disappoint, as it is an absolutely monumental effort that completely delivers, and in some aspects even looks to be more compelling than last years brilliant wine. Composed of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Cabernet Franc, the 2016 is all about elegance, class and purity. It begins to impress with its striking aromas of fresh blackberries, dark cherries, fresh florals, exotic spices and wild herbs along with a touch of licorice and mineral characteristics all coming together to complete the seductive nose. On the palate this is nothing short of extraordinary, as it displays outstanding overall structure and balance along with remarkable clarity and precision. This continues to dazzle with its beautiful expression of incredibly pure red and dark fruits, along with exotic spices and floral characteristics which all work their way seamlessly across the palate before leaving a lasting impression on the gorgeous finish. The 2016 is without question another all-time classic vintage for Sassicaia, as it clearly possesses the elements that indicate an extremely bright future ahead, with the potential to evolve into a perfect wine over time.

Following last year's sensational vintage, 2016 was another stellar growing season in Bolgheri and expectations were once again set high for Sassicaia. The 2016 Sassicaia certainly does not disappoint, as it is an absolutely monumental effort that completely delivers, and in some aspects even looks to be more compelling than last years brilliant wine. Composed of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Cabernet Franc, the 2016 is all about elegance, class and purity. It begins to impress with its striking aromas of fresh blackberries, dark cherries, fresh florals, exotic spices and wild herbs along with a touch of licorice and mineral characteristics all coming together to complete the seductive nose. On the palate this is nothing short of extraordinary, as it displays outstanding overall structure and balance along with remarkable clarity and precision. This continues to dazzle with its beautiful expression of incredibly pure red and dark fruits, along with exotic spices and floral characteristics which all work their way seamlessly across the palate before leaving a lasting impression on the gorgeous finish. The 2016 is without question another all-time classic vintage for Sassicaia, as it clearly possesses the elements that indicate an extremely bright future ahead, with the potential to evolve into a perfect wine over time.

Mar 6th, 2019
Conrad Green

Very deep and intense fruit. Spicy plum and a minty intensity. Smooth and long

Very deep and intense fruit. Spicy plum and a minty intensity. Smooth and long

Mar 6th, 2019
Conrad Green

Ripe and enveloping. A bit of mint, dark fruit, Chocolately notes. Technically good but a little indistinct. Time in bottle should help

Ripe and enveloping. A bit of mint, dark fruit, Chocolately notes. Technically good but a little indistinct. Time in bottle should help

Mar 6th, 2019
Conrad Green

Dark fruit. Hints of green pepper, blood and Smokey red fruit. Intense and very pure on the palate. Dark fruit, great texture and persistence. Lovely mouthfeel.

Dark fruit. Hints of green pepper, blood and Smokey red fruit. Intense and very pure on the palate. Dark fruit, great texture and persistence. Lovely mouthfeel.

Mar 6th, 2019
Matt Nason

85 cab 15 cab franc. Word.

85 cab 15 cab franc. Word.

Feb 8th, 2019
Chris McClellan

Ripe blackberry and cassis, jalapeño and mint, medium + acid backbone and extremely noticeable tannins, but smooth with great finish. Paired with beef wellington...

Ripe blackberry and cassis, jalapeño and mint, medium + acid backbone and extremely noticeable tannins, but smooth with great finish. Paired with beef wellington...

Jan 23rd, 2019
Riccardo L.

Here’s to 2019... watchu got?

Here’s to 2019... watchu got?

Jan 4th, 2019