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100 points, “The 2016 Sassicaia is a wine of soaring achievement… To my mind, the 2016 Sassicaia stands tall next to the epic 1985 vintage that set the ultimate benchmark for vino italiano.” – Wine Advocate
Any comparison to the legendary Sassicaia 1985 should make wine aficionados sit up and take note. Powerful, concentrated and tannic, the Sassicaia 2016 simmers with cassis, black cherry, plum, blackberry, fresh garden herbs, dried herbes de Provence, oyster shell salinity, tobacco, clove, something of barbeque sauce and truly dazzling energy. Following on from fabulous 2015 vintage looked like a tall order, but the 2016 may be even better. Respected American wine critic Antonio Galloni told his readers that this “thrilling Sassicaia” is “a fabulous wine in the making” and urged them “don’t miss out”. We couldn’t agree more.
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.”£56 per 100.00ml
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