SASSICAIA Bolgheri 2015 Tenuta San Guido 0,75l
Robert Parker Vine Advocate 97/100
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.
James Suckling 98/100
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.
Funkelndes, intensives Rubinrot. Sehr intensive und dichte Nase, klar nach dunkler Johannisbeere, im Hintergrund feine Minze, dazu Noten nach Macchiakräutern. Viel saftige, klare Frucht im Ansatz, öffnet sich mit viel feinmaschigem Tannin, sehr gut eingebunden, gute Spannung, präsente, klare Frucht, im Finale sehr langer Nachhall, sehr präzise, wie aus einem Block gemeißelt.