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Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

9.212 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Bolgheri Sassicaia, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Herbs, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Duck
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9.4

The 2017 Sassicaia shows the natural richness and intensity of the year while retaining its mid-weight sense of balance and overall poise. A burst of super-ripe red cherry/plum fruit makes a strong opening statement. Mocha, cinnamon, leather and dried herbs appear later, adding aromatic lift. The 2017 is a fairly immediate Sassicaia. Even so, it has enough energy to drink well for a number of years. Production is down 35%, a combination of naturally low yields, dehydration on the vine and then selection in the cellar. Most of the fruit comes from the estate’ hillside vineyards, older parcels that resisted the conditions better. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2021)

The 2017 Sassicaia shows the natural richness and intensity of the year while retaining its mid-weight sense of balance and overall poise. A burst of super-ripe red cherry/plum fruit makes a strong opening statement. Mocha, cinnamon, leather and dried herbs appear later, adding aromatic lift. The 2017 is a fairly immediate Sassicaia. Even so, it has enough energy to drink well for a number of years. Production is down 35%, a combination of naturally low yields, dehydration on the vine and then selection in the cellar. Most of the fruit comes from the estate’ hillside vineyards, older parcels that resisted the conditions better. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2021)

Jan 6th, 2021
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.0

#overrated tasted it blind with 3 other #supertuscan wines ranging from 40€, 75€ and these and #ornellaia (the best). all the other 3 were better. This was light intensity aromas on the nose, it really the least aromatic and then on the palate it was acidic just a little disjointed and unbalanced.

#overrated tasted it blind with 3 other #supertuscan wines ranging from 40€, 75€ and these and #ornellaia (the best). all the other 3 were better. This was light intensity aromas on the nose, it really the least aromatic and then on the palate it was acidic just a little disjointed and unbalanced.

Aug 20th, 2020
John W
9.2

Deep ruby coloration. On the nose, plum, cherry, currant, intense spice and what hints of barbecue. On the palate, blueberry, cherry, plum and currants; surprising acidity for a 2017; nice earthiness with hints of minerals and tobacco and spice which carry on through a long finish with vanilla and cherry and mint. Very long finish. Tannins are still strong but well balanced. Full body with a rich mouthfeel.

Deep ruby coloration. On the nose, plum, cherry, currant, intense spice and what hints of barbecue. On the palate, blueberry, cherry, plum and currants; surprising acidity for a 2017; nice earthiness with hints of minerals and tobacco and spice which carry on through a long finish with vanilla and cherry and mint. Very long finish. Tannins are still strong but well balanced. Full body with a rich mouthfeel.

Dec 24th, 2020
Dean Butler

At Dilworth Tasting Room

At Dilworth Tasting Room

Aug 30th, 2020
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