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Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

9.4104 ratings
9.418 pro ratings
Bolgheri Sassicaia, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Matt Perlman

Courtesy of the handsome and ever-generous @Scott DeBenedett. This wine was similarly a totally smooth operator, sweet red and blue fruit tempered by savory earth, leather and tobacco. Elegant wine.

Courtesy of the handsome and ever-generous @Scott DeBenedett. This wine was similarly a totally smooth operator, sweet red and blue fruit tempered by savory earth, leather and tobacco. Elegant wine.

Aug 31st, 2018
LM Segal

Rich nose but unexpectedly one-dimensional palate, deep red cherry core, beautiful, feminine tartiness with a slightly clipped finish vs similar Sassicaia vintages. Very good but not great.

Rich nose but unexpectedly one-dimensional palate, deep red cherry core, beautiful, feminine tartiness with a slightly clipped finish vs similar Sassicaia vintages. Very good but not great.

Jun 20th, 2018
B
10

2001 Sassicaia. Drank at dinner w K, Claude, and Bill T. Joined them late so the wine had a lot of time in the decanted by the time I got to it. Had that sweetness to the nose- raisins, prunes, syrup- but a roundness to it that balanced the sweet pungency. K really liked it. Was better w the steak for me. A lot of acid.

2001 Sassicaia. Drank at dinner w K, Claude, and Bill T. Joined them late so the wine had a lot of time in the decanted by the time I got to it. Had that sweetness to the nose- raisins, prunes, syrup- but a roundness to it that balanced the sweet pungency. K really liked it. Was better w the steak for me. A lot of acid.

1 person found it helpfulMay 23rd, 2015
Jordana Giovannoni

Could be older and even though My love affair is with Sangiovese, I have a weakness for Sassicaia. It's the romantic in me.

Could be older and even though My love affair is with Sangiovese, I have a weakness for Sassicaia. It's the romantic in me.

1 person found it helpfulMay 11th, 2015
Nico J. Snyman

375ml - Still great fruit intensity, slight green tinged, but showing oak influence at the core, will be great for another 20 years.

375ml - Still great fruit intensity, slight green tinged, but showing oak influence at the core, will be great for another 20 years.

Feb 3rd, 2017
Brian Duffy

Sommelier & Beverage Director The Barrymore Las Vegas

9.2

Still drinking like it was just bottled. Quite enjoyable but it could have been decanted the day before.

Still drinking like it was just bottled. Quite enjoyable but it could have been decanted the day before.

Oct 5th, 2016
Brian Duffy

Sommelier & Beverage Director The Barrymore Las Vegas

9.4

This Bottle was opened at the right time. Beautiful mint, basil and tomato leaf ripped out of the glass. Tannic structure had mellowed to a slight chewiness. Oak and fruit in balance.

This Bottle was opened at the right time. Beautiful mint, basil and tomato leaf ripped out of the glass. Tannic structure had mellowed to a slight chewiness. Oak and fruit in balance.

Sep 3rd, 2016
Jordana Giovannoni

2001 Sassicaia. We should have had more patience and waited many more years to open this baby. The reason why our cellar is in Italy and untouched.

2001 Sassicaia. We should have had more patience and waited many more years to open this baby. The reason why our cellar is in Italy and untouched.

May 26th, 2014
Scott Cunningham

Owner/Importer Bottleneck Wines

9.5

Rustic blackberry jam, plum, road tar, pencil lead, allspice. Long finish.

Rustic blackberry jam, plum, road tar, pencil lead, allspice. Long finish.

May 12th, 2013
Doug LaGambina

Staying in storage for now.

Staying in storage for now.

Nov 3rd, 2012