Wine Spectator Top 100 Winner for 2018
The 2015 Sassicaia is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. The fruit was handpicked and manually sorted, before being fermented using native yeasts. Post ferment the wine was aged for 24 months in French oak barriques (225L), one third of which were new.
"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. 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." 98 points, Decanter, 2/18.