Sassicaia Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2014

32,28000

This is my official review of the 2014 Bolgheri Sassicaia after having been graciously invited to the estate for various barrel samples spanning back several years. I have watched the evolution of this wine with a close eye and am impressed by how its real quality is diametrically opposed to the poor expectations of this difficult vintage. The nose is redolent of bright fruit and blackberry. Spice, tar and leather appear subtly at the back. The wine took on considerable weight each year I came back to taste it and this vintage was bottled earlier than average, precisely to give it more time to unwind and relax in the small confines of the bottle. This is a solid effort for sure and the wine is a stunning example of what it takes to make great wine, even when weather conditions are not in your favor.

Parker Points : 93

Wine Advocate- 29th Jul 2016

SKU: 104 Category: Product ID: 577

Description

• This is the wine that single handedly put Italy on the fine wine map of the world, starting from the late 1960s. The Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta family is the largest land owning elite of the Bolgheri region. Their business in the time was raising race horses and Ribot which was bred and raised on the estate is regarded widely as possibly the best race horse of all times.
• The name Sassicaia (Italian sasso meaning stone), indicating a stony field much like the vineyards of Pauillac specifically Ch. Latour and Ch. Mouton. The 2012 Sassicaia was rated 99 points by Wine Enthusiast, the highest score that the publication has given to the wine in its history.
• In recognition of its singularly iconic status for Italy, the DOC authorities accorded Sassicaia with its private appellation … whilst all of the wines from Bolgheri are now DOC Bolgheri … Sassicaia is Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC

Additional information

Country

Italy

Region, Sub Region

Tuscany – Bolgheri

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Style

Full bodied

Alcohol %

13.0%

Vintage

2014

Closure

Cork

Serving Temp.

17°C

Size

750ml

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