98 points, “This has a long life ahead of it.” – James Suckling
97+ points, “There's profound potential here, but younger wine writers and consumers who weren't seriously involved in tasting back in the '80s may well be surprised by this wine's voluptuous, atypically opulent texture and thus miss its sheer greatness.” – Vinous
97 points, “What a beautiful wine. Elegant, but packs quite a punch.” – Decanter Magazine
96+ points, “The 2009 Bolgheri Sassicaia is the richest and darkest edition in recent memory.” – Wine Advocate
Sassicaia 2009 is an absolute powerhouse. If there was a machine for measuring the intensity of wine, this would break it. Huge blackcurrant, blackberry, truffle, violet, fig, leather, tar, barbeque charcoals and spiced cream. A simply incredible vintage from this cult name, and one that will continue to improve over the next two decades.
What can you say about the legend that is Sassicaia? Widely acknowledged to be the first Super Tuscan and a catalyst for an Italian winemaking revolution. A wine so controversial it was relegated to a table wine by the restrictive DOC regulations, only to prove so successful and highly revered that it was granted its own DOC Bolgheri Sassicaia – the only single estate to receive this privilege. The first Italian wine to receive 100 points from Robert Parker, a red that regularly beats Bordeaux’s First Growths in blind tasting competitions and one that prompted Jancis Robinson to ask herself “Does my working life get any better than this?” after sampling several vintages from magnum, before concluding “No it does not.” That’s why Decanter Magazine describes it as: “One of the greatest wines in the world, famed and feted for its timeless elegance, balance and longevity.”£39.33 per 100.00ml
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