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Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

9.319 ratings
9.35 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
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

A library photo used for the 5th wine at the Downs Club Super Tuscan Dinner. We had the 2017 - no detailed notes but unsurprisingly the WOTN. Beautiful perfume showing Roses and Cigar box - could be picked as Bordeaux in a blind tasting. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc. A medium to full bodied palate.

A library photo used for the 5th wine at the Downs Club Super Tuscan Dinner. We had the 2017 - no detailed notes but unsurprisingly the WOTN. Beautiful perfume showing Roses and Cigar box - could be picked as Bordeaux in a blind tasting. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc. A medium to full bodied palate.

Mar 20th, 2021
Daron Watson

what a phenomenal job the crew did with what Mother Nature threw them ~ this is an elegant & approachable example of Sassicaia ~ upon pulling the cork Mediterranean scrub & herbs fill the nose and flavors of red licorice and Razzles pop on the palate ~ in time the red fruits become less candied and the the scrub & herbs, along w tobacco leaf & hints of gravel, finish the flavor ~ though a samurai sword of acidity slices through!

If you’re looking for breadth this doesn’t have it ~ but what is there is focused and sings!

what a phenomenal job the crew did with what Mother Nature threw them ~ this is an elegant & approachable example of Sassicaia ~ upon pulling the cork Mediterranean scrub & herbs fill the nose and flavors of red licorice and Razzles pop on the palate ~ in time the red fruits become less candied and the the scrub & herbs, along w tobacco leaf & hints of gravel, finish the flavor ~ though a samurai sword of acidity slices through!

If you’re looking for breadth this doesn’t have it ~ but what is there is focused and sings!

Feb 11th, 2021
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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
Ray Vanderhoff

Simply Incredible! Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (85%) and Cabernet Franc (15%). Dark, sensual and brooding. Aromas of cooked plums, exotic spices, menthol and blue flowers. Juicy ripe cherry, blueberry, tobacco, mineral and black licorice flavors. Velvety texture. Soft tannins with a long and lingering finish. Impeccable balance. WOW!

Simply Incredible! Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (85%) and Cabernet Franc (15%). Dark, sensual and brooding. Aromas of cooked plums, exotic spices, menthol and blue flowers. Juicy ripe cherry, blueberry, tobacco, mineral and black licorice flavors. Velvety texture. Soft tannins with a long and lingering finish. Impeccable balance. WOW!

Mar 6th, 2021
橋本 堅治

2017 tasted in 2021. Without decanting it’s too young and strong oak flavour. After decanting the potential of this wine is enormous. Blackberry, Cherry, cinnamon on top of young oak flavour just gorgeous. Perhaps I had to keep this for another 5 years or so to open the full potential

2017 tasted in 2021. Without decanting it’s too young and strong oak flavour. After decanting the potential of this wine is enormous. Blackberry, Cherry, cinnamon on top of young oak flavour just gorgeous. Perhaps I had to keep this for another 5 years or so to open the full potential

Feb 27th, 2021
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
DAD Wine Lover

DAD had this a month ago

DAD had this a month ago

Mar 11th, 2021
Bethany Dollar

Bethany had this a month ago

Bethany had this a month ago

Mar 17th, 2021