2016 Sassicaia

- 750 ml
100
RP
Availability: In Stock
Rating:
90% of 100
$299.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
85775-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

"The 2016 Sassicaia is a wine of soaring achievement. I tasted this wine several times during the course of its creation in both barrel and bottle, and the highly deserved 100-point score you see here was enthusiastically assigned at the conclusion of a mini vertical in which I tasted and compared the 2016 vintage against 2015 (which I scored 97 points). It makes perfect sense to present these two excellent vintages in back-to-back comparison fashion because they are two of the best to emerge from Bolgheri, and indeed Tenuta San Guido, in recent memory. These are very similar vintages with long, hot summer months that fueled a long growing season...This wine is chiseled and sharp with blackberry, ripe cherry, grilled herb and barbecue spice. The aromas flow from the glass in a continuous stream and are all marked by radiant intensity. The mouthfeel is long and powerful. The crisp linearity of the wine's tannic backbone is perfectly measured to the volume and depth of the fruit flavors...the 2016 Sassicaia stands tall next to the epic 1985 vintage that set the ultimate benchmark for vino italiano. Drink: 2021-2050."

-Robert Parker Wine Advocate

More Information
Product ID 85775-750-AI
Availability In Stock
Vintage 2016
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country Italy
Producer Sassicaia
Rating 100 RP
Region Tuscany
Type of Wine Super Tuscan/IGT
OWC No
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Customer Reviews
  1. A very solid wine
    Product Rating
    80%
    A very solid wine, in my opinion. Not the best I’ve tasted, but a purchase I can’t say I regret. I really like the aroma of barbecue spice, reminds me of how much I enjoy dashes of game or smoked meat in my wine. At one point, I paired the wine with some delicious meatloaf, and the result was quite positive.
    As far as the price goes, the wine is far cheaper than its quality suggests, so if you’re trying to get the most bang for your buck, I guess this is a great option. I’m hoping that future vintages can at least replicate this level of quality.

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  2. What an absolute treat it was!
    Product Rating
    100%
    When my wife and I saw a perfect 100-point score awarded to this wine by certain reputable critics, we felt compelled to try this lovely Sassicaia. What an absolute treat it was! The ripe cherry flavor had me hooked from the start, and the herbs and other fruit notes quickly followed.
    We can’t wait to get more. I highly recommend these bottles to anyone patient enough to cellar them for a bit (although we didn’t, and it turned out great nonetheless). The wine should be in its prime at least until 2050. Be ready for bidding wars if you want to secure a couple of these!

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