2015 Sassicaia

- 750 ml
98
DEC
Availability: Out of Stock
Rating:
90% of 100
$249.00
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
81431-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

Love the aromas to this young red with blackcurrants, sage, cinnamon and five-spice character. Changes all the time. Full-bodied, dense and powerful with a ripe and rich tannin backbone that gives form and beauty to the ripe and beautiful fruit... Approachable now but will reward more in five to six years. A classic Sassicaia.

James Suckling

More Information
Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2015
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country Italy: What are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy and Italian culture? There's one thing that nearly everyone tends to mention, it's the food - and where there's fine food, there is almost always fine wine. Italy is the most prolific wine region in the world, outclassing even France in terms of production quantity. Even if you're a complete wine novice, you have almost certainly heard of names such as Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy's most famous wine styles. When it comes to soil composition and other geographical characteristics, Italy offers a lot of diversity, and this never fails to show in the wines themselves.
Producer Sassicaia: The story of Sassicaia in the 1920s begins with Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, and his dream of creating a ‘thoroughbred' wine, that at the time, was no other than Bordeaux. As all Premier Cru vineyards, grapes are hand-picked and subjected to soft pressing and fermentation in steel at a controlled temperature of 30-31 °C. After steel malolactic fermentation, the wine is placed in French oak barrels, where it ages for at least a minimum of 2 years before being bottled. The wine is characterized by an intense and regal red color. When it comes to taste, a wide variety of red fruits provide a full-bodied taste, while soft tannins ensure a long-lasting finish. The overall balanced perfection in the tasting makes Sassicaia suitable for all special occasions.
Rating 98 DEC
Region Tuscany: Italian culture worships the concept of a shared meal, and their wines scream for a chance to be uncorked with your friends and family. The region's Mediterranean climate and hilly landscape combine to create a beautiful viticultural environment, where every chosen grape is brought to its full potential and transmuted into drinks worthy of gods. The vineyards are planted along the higher reaches of the hill slopes, creating a gorgeous view of the Italian landscape. Once your lips kiss the wine, you're sent spiraling down a veritable whirlpool of pure flavor, touching upon notes of sensuous cherry, nuts, floral hints and undertones of honey and minerals. The wines can be as sweet as a fresh summer romance, and carry an air of dignity and elegance about them that can stimulate your intellect for months as you contemplate the seemingly infinite intricacies and details in the texture. Tuscany is an important part of Italian viticulture, and sampling their wines is the closest you can get to visiting this heavenly region and experiencing the culture.
Type of Wine Super Tuscan/IGT: Many grape varietals are planted all over the world so they're not typical for one single country anymore. For instance, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc form part of many blends coming from different countries. Super Tuscan wines are produced in this Italian region, but grape varietals used in the making are not indigenous - those are mostly Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
OWC No
Varietal Proprietary Blend: There's a level of mystery and intrigue when it comes to drinking a wine for which you're not fully informed about, and if that sounds like a thrilling idea to you, then you're probably already interested in proprietary blends. While the concept doesn't have a legal definition, it is used to describe blends whose components aren't disclosed by the producer. In many cases, the wine tends to be a Bordeaux-inspired blend, but this isn't always the case.
Customer Reviews
  1. Gorgeous red, worthy of your time and money.
    Product Rating
    80%
    Gorgeous red, worthy of your time and money. Definitely should keep one bottle in the cellar because it already shows great potential for the future. Tasted it blind, but had to return once more to check out the stunning red color and let the vanilla and cedar aromas sink in. Take your time to appreciate it properly.
    The silky, soft mouthfeel is certainly one of my favorites. One of the things that make me go back to a wine. The 2015 Sassicaia works well with a bit of air, so let it decant for a minute before you let your palate dive in. It’s definitely age-worthy and will show its full potential in the years to come. Looking forward to tasting it again and enjoying the beautifully integrated tannins and harmonious balance between sweetness and acidity. The outstanding aftertaste might just last till that moment.

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  2. wonderful mixture of sweetness and character
    Product Rating
    100%
    A remarkable, breathtaking wine. I have tasted so many in my life, but the 2015 is really unprecedented. This is a beginning of a new era in wine making industry, and I say beginning because this liquid perfection is only a couple of years old! I cannot even conceive the delight it will become after years spent in the cellar!
    I can’t explain this wine in any other way – it’s pure magic. Such a magnificent nose with cedar, vanilla, blackberry and cinnamon notes, can you even imagine this wonderful mixture of sweetness and character? The palate almost brings tears of joy to your eyes – the tannins are ripe, the texture is smooth and elegant, dense and refreshing at once, all this concluded with well-balanced acidity and long-lasting, sweet aftertaste of sweet, fruity flavors.

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