2004 Sassicaia- 375 ml
Wine Critic Reviews:
Stephen Tanzer's IWC | 97 ST
Sokolin 2004 Sassicaia Tasting Notes:
This wine is one of the best vintages Tuscany has and it will charm you with the amazing combination in the bouquet - chocolate and cherry, such sensual aromatics, with a dash of vanilla and spice, lightly mineral as well. Ripe tannins give you a spectacular mouthfeel, rich and well-structured, but refined at the same time. The balance feels so natural it is almost unreal. This ruby red will leave you with an enjoyable dark fruit and forest floor aftertaste and a burning desire for more.
|Availability||Out of Stock|
|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.|
|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 Tuscans/IGT|
|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.|
A cocktail of flavors to complement any celebration perfectlyI am totally in love with this wine. I went with it because it seemed accessible and risk-free, and the only regret I have is that I didn’t order more on the spot, and bigger bottles at that. Don’t let this little gem slip under your radar; it’s worth at least a single tasting. It’s a cocktail of flavors, including spices, red cherries, dark chocolate, and espresso – aromas that wouldn’t be out of place at a Christmas celebration.
I want to order one or two of these for my mother in the countryside. She knows way more about wine than I do, and if I’m this happy, she’ll probably love it, too.
Huge value for the money!This is huge value for the money! I was afraid the wine would be somewhat mediocre given the price range, but it caught me by surprise. I finished the bottle with a friend of mine, and we loved the minty perfume that lingered in our mouths. I’m no expert on wines, really, but if I had been at a blind tasting, I would have guessed a much higher price than what I actually paid. The only downside I experienced was a slight delay in the delivery, but that’s hardly the wine’s fault! Considering ordering more of these for my graduation party.