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Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

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

Here’s to 2019... watchu got?

Here’s to 2019... watchu got?

Jan 4th, 2019
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

9.4

Sass in a storm

Sass in a storm

Aug 24th, 2018
Sara Beer

Very pretty and in balance, floral and earth, some tannin, lovely texture, red fruited

Very pretty and in balance, floral and earth, some tannin, lovely texture, red fruited

Mar 16th, 2018
Yianni Stoner

Lovely high-toned, light red fruit. Restrained.

Lovely high-toned, light red fruit. Restrained.

Mar 15th, 2018
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
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
Matt Duncan

Bright red. Great lift and length. Only good things to come.

Bright red. Great lift and length. Only good things to come.

1 person found it helpfulMar 16th, 2018
Hyojoon Kim

Great wine. Make sure to decant it for some time before you drink it.

Great wine. Make sure to decant it for some time before you drink it.

Sep 29th, 2019
Peter Hladun

Was very intrigued with this wine...not sure if it should have had more time to open but felt a lot of alcohol burn evaporation on the palette. None the less, well balanced and was better served with food.

Was very intrigued with this wine...not sure if it should have had more time to open but felt a lot of alcohol burn evaporation on the palette. None the less, well balanced and was better served with food.

Sep 7th, 2019
David Wanek

This one was panned by critics due to the vintage but it’s showing great and I think will get better.

This one was panned by critics due to the vintage but it’s showing great and I think will get better.

May 31st, 2019