2015 Sassicaia: A Release to Rival the Legendary 1985

"Potentially one of the best Sassicaias in decades" - James Suckling, 98 Points

A wine that requires no introduction to many of our readers, Tenuta San Guido'sSassicaia is one of the world's greatest expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine was single-handedly responsible for launching the Super Tuscan phenomenon in the 1970s, and today it remains one of the most sought-after Italian wines on the market. 2015 has been widely hailed as a classic vintage in Tuscany, propelled by an intense heat wave in June and July that has led several critics to compare it to the legendary 1985 vintage. This release of Sassicaia is sure to be a hot ticket for collectors, and we're proud to be one of the first retailers in the country to offer it:

Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri 2015 750ml - $199 each
97 Points Wine Advocate “Having followed this wine's evolution in barrel for the past few years, it is an honor to evaluate the final product. This Sassicaia has blossomed since my previous encounters with it as a young, awkward adolescent. The long-awaited 2015 Bolgheri Sassicaia represents a tremendous effort that comes together with seamless precision and focus. This is a confident and proud red wine from Tuscany. Starting with the primary material at hand, you sense the quality of fruit thanks to the wine's beautifully dark appearance and the rich texture it offers to the palate. The acidity is integrated, but more freshness still would have been welcomed in my view (and would also contribute to its longevity). The bouquet is amplified both in terms of volume and length. Its playlist includes dark berry fruit, spice, leather, licorice and roasted coffee bean. Yet, the mouthfeel is extremely graceful and silky. The wine's undisputed pedigree is showcased on the palate. It should also be noted that this edition of Sassicaia feels more ready and open to me. It will age and evolve beautifully, but the 2015 Sassicaia can also be enjoyed in the medium-term. This wine is all about the here and now. (ML)" (02/2018)

Quantities are limited, so act now to add this iconic Super Tuscan to your collection.