Sassicaia 2013 Half Bottle 375ml
98 points, “Fabulous structure for a Sassicaia with powerful, polished, chewy tannins and ripe, subtle fruit.” – James Suckling
97 points, “Profound precision and focussed detailing.” – Wine Advocate
2013 was seen as a ‘classic vintage’, but to be fair, Sassicaia over delivers whatever the conditions and this was no exception. This half bottle of the legendary Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc blend has wonderful structure, dense power and an almost uncharted depth of blueberry, blackcurrant, blackberry, woody garrigue herbs, vanilla and cinnamon. Released three decades after the death of Tenuta San Guido’s founder Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, this is a very special vintage. Consider pairing with earthy and umami flavours like game and wild mushroom, and slow-cooked stews that can stand up to the depth of this wine.
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.”£22.67 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2183960
Style No.: 581176
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