100 points, “The soaring beauty of this landmark Sassicaia literally transcends the rather mundane realm of wine critique with its string of adjectives and wearisome descriptors… In truth, the 1985 Sassicaia does reveal a new perspective onto its perfection each time you have the fortune to taste it… The wine seems to be getting younger, not older.” – Wine Advocate
100 points, “Incredible testament to the life possible in Sassicaia. Get hold of this wine if you possibly can.” – Decanter Magazine
100 points, “To say it was profound would be an understatement. Life changing is more like it.” – Antonio Galloni, Vinous
20 points, “Amazing depth of colour and luminosity. So sweet and robust. Rather out of the mainstream line of finesse, but so delicious – and apparently indestructible. So wonderful I just lost myself in it rather than writing a tasting note.” – Jancis Robinson
With so many perfect scores, this has to be one of the greatest wines ever to have graced the Earth. Harvey Nichols will let the words of the critics speak for themselves, because how can one possibly hope to describe perfection?
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.”
£353.33 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 1731356
Style No.: 471143
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