Sassicaia Bolgheri DOC – 2015

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Wine Information

Region

Italy > Tuscany > Bolgheri > Bolgheri

Producer

Tenuta San Guido

Type

Red

Grape

Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Sauvignon

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Vineyard

Sassicaia

Producer

Tenuta San Guido

Appellation

Bolgheri

Designation

DOC

Classification

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/02/2018
Drink: 2020-2045


"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."


Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2020-2040


Tasted from barrel as an unfinished wine, the 2015 Bolgheri Sassicaia is distinguished by the dark and saturated nature of its appearance. That deep, black-purple color is shared by many of the best wines of this warm vintage. Freezing temperatures in March got the growing season off to a slow start, but the summer heat hit in full by June. Those high temperatures tapered off...

...at the end of August with cooling rains, but rose again at harvest time. The Cabernet harvest started on September 10. In the winery, fermentations were slow to start and required special attention, especially in terms of temperature control. The results are vinous and thick, with bright and immediate blackberry and pungent blueberry primary aromas. Only at the very beginning of its secondary aromatic development, this wine is scheduled to be released in July 2018.


Profile

Area under vines: 90 hectares

Vineyard Holdings :
  • Sassicaia Bolgheri
  • Guidalberto Toscano
  • Le Difese Toscano

Contact details

Name

Tenuta San Guido

Address

Loc. Le Capanne N. 27, Livorno, Siena, Italy

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Location

Loc. Le Capanne N. 27, Livorno, Siena, Italy
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