Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2015
Cabernet Blends | Italy
In many years of doing this, we don’t think we have seen a wine sell out in such a lickety-split, uber-quick, verging-on-panic way that this wine did when it was awarded the coveted title of #1 Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator a few months back. But hey, we are talking about a world-renowned Cabernet-based super-Tuscan CLASSIC from a killer Tuscany vintage, so it’s not really a revelation. BUT, the revelation is that we did manage to snag a few more cases, fresh from the Tuscan coast, and they just arrived into our chilly warehouse. Woo hoo! A no-brainer classic to add to your cellar at a darn fine price!
$224.95 a bottle! WS97, WE97, D98, JS98, WA97
An offer like this is perfect to take advantage of our 6-bottle FREE SHIPPING. Grab a couple of these and fill it out with some high-scoring tasty things you will drink SOON -- like ANYTHING IN THIS LIST!! We’ll pack it up and get it going ASAP, promise. While it lasts--- FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!
About The Producer
* #1 Wine of the Year 2018 * Rich and concentrated, this red features black currant, blackberry, violet, mineral and spice flavors. Dense yet lively, structured yet impeccably balanced, with vibrant acidity driving the long, fruit-filled aftertaste. The oak is beautifully integrated. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2023 through 2042.
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 flowing elegance. This is a very confident wine with real authority and presence, beginning with a magnificent attack 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.
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.