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2015 Sassicaia

Tenuta San Guido, Tuscany, Italy

CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Drinking 2020-2040
Bottle shot of 2015 Sassicaia

2015 Sassicaia

Tenuta San Guido, Tuscany, Italy

CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Drinking 2020-2040

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Standard Bottle (75cl)
£1,477.26 per Case of 6x75cl or Send BID
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Love the aromas to this young red with blackcurrants, sage, cinnamon and five-spice character. Changes all the time. Full-bodied, dense and powerful with a ripe and rich tannin backbone that gives form and beauty to the ripe and beautiful fruit. Tight and very long. Approachable now but will reward more in five to six years. A classic Sassicaia.
98 Points, James Suckling

The first Cabernet grapes were picked on September 10th under perfect conditions, with yields a little lower than average. As is usual at Tenuta San Guido, the fruit for Sassicaia was gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel using natural yeasts. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine spent two years in French oak prior to bottling. This is certainly an exceptional Sassicaia, with a sumptuous nose of ripe, creamy black and red fruit with cedar and spice notes. The colour is by no means dark (as is often the case with Sassicaia), and the impression on the palate is one of controlled power underpinned by gorgeous sweetness and flowering elegance. This is a very confident wine with real authority and presence, beginning with a magnificent attach of rich cassis and ripe griotte cherry followed by cigar box and leather notes, and a long finish of savoury bay leaf and minerals. It’s deceptively structured, the tannins wonderfully ripe, creamy and finely textured, while the juicy acidity also suggests that this wine has a very long life ahead of it. This 2015 exhibits everything that you’d want from Sassicaia – and more – because of its winning combination of winemaking savoir-faire, world-class terroir, old vine fruit, and an outstanding vintage. It is unarguably stunning. Drink 2022-2050.
98 Points, John Stimpfig, Decanter

Tasting Notes

If you are interested in purchasing a case of Sassicaia 2015, please contact our Private Clients team at clients@armitwines.co.uk.

Strictly limited to one case per person.

Sassicaia 2015 is a beautifully integrated wine with lovely depth and great length.  On the nose, expansive red cherry fruits and wild berries mingle with notes of savoury spice, Mediteranean herbs and a hint of lavender. The palate is refreshing and elegant with layers of complexity. Succulent red cherry and sweet plum fruits and a note of delicate spice lead to an incredibly long finish with a refined mineral character. Multi-layered and intensely flavoured, this is a vintage which will benefit from long ageing. Drink from 2023 – 2040.
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ProducerTenuta San Guido

Quietly, elegantly and almost involuntarily, the Incisa della Rocchetta family set to release the wine that would revolutionise the Italian wine scene creating a totally new genre: the Super-Tuscan. Tenuta San Guido is now a legendary estate and was first planted in the 1940s by the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, who noted the similarity between Bolgheri’s terroir and that of the Graves. When, in 1968, Sassicaia was finally commercially released, it took the fine wine world by storm. Cementing its iconic status, in 1994 it was granted its own appellation – Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC.

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