Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia, Bolgheri Rosso DOC 2016 75CL

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Land Vintype Region Producent Årgang Distrikt Volume
Italien Rød Toscana Tenuta San Guido 2016 Bolgheri Sassicaia 75CL
100 Robert Parker
100 Decanter
97 Wine Spectator
98 Wineenthusiast
97-98 JamesSuckling

Decanter 100P 
One of the secret of Bolgheri's mediterranean and windy climate is to turn pyrazines from the Cabernets into extra- dimensional scents of citron and leafy aromas. Sassicaia has been producing Cabernet-based wines here since 1968, which are typically marked by this fresh character on the nose. There's a note of kiwi peel that's particularly intense in this 2016, along with some cedar. In this vintage, its character is - if possible - more restrained than usual and definitely more so than the exceptional 2015. Small dark fruits lurk in the depth of the super-youthful nose, while on the palate the wine is not completely ready to drink - despite the good integration of oak, the tannins are still crunchy, perfectly ripe yet chewy, pushed by a lively acidity. An extremely elegant Sassicaia with a refined finish, this is built for the long haul and is possibly the best of this decade. Drinking Window 2020 - 2045"

Winespectator 97P
A rich, black cherry- and black currant-flavored red, accented by cedar, wild herb and spice notes, this is supple and vibrant, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit and an emerging mineral element. Firms up nicely on the finish. Hard to keep from enjoying this now, but it will develop well with age. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. 

Wineenthusiast 98P
Aromas of cedar, tobacco, blue flower and spiced plum fuse together in this elegantly structured, stunning red. One of Italy's most iconic wines, the smooth, compelling palate delivers flavors of black cherry, cassis, licorice and a hint of wild herb. Taut, polished tannins provide seamless support while fresh acidity lends impeccable balance. A savory saline note lingers on the finish."

Vinous 96+
The 2016 Sassicaia is a fabulous wine in the making. Powerful and concentrated, with huge tannic clout, the 2016 has so much to offer. Black cherry, plum, licorice, spice and violet all pulse with energy in an explosive, thrilling Sassicaia that will drink well for several decades. Even with all of its intensity, the 2016 is precise and beautifully polished, not to mention absolutely delicious. Don't miss it."

Robert Parker 100P
The 2016 Sassicaia is a wine of soaring achievement. I tasted this wine several times during the course of its creation in both barrel and bottle, and the highly deserved 100-point score you see here was enthusiastically assigned at the conclusion of a mini vertical in which I tasted and compared the 2016 vintage against 2015 (which I scored 97 points). It makes perfect sense to present these two excellent vintages in back-to-back comparison fashion because they are two of the best to emerge from Bolgheri, and indeed Tenuta San Guido, in recent memory. These are very similar vintages with long, hot summer months that fueled a long growing season. There was a bit more rain in 2016, and in analytical terms this vintage has a tad more acidity. However, the results in the glass are extraordinarily different. The 2015 vintage is exuberant, round, succulent and immediate, whereas the 2016 vintage shows pinpoint sharpness and precision (with similar grit and texture at the back). That acidity will carry it long into the future as the wine completes its slow evolutionary course. This wine is chiseled and sharp with blackberry, ripe cherry, grilled herb and barbecue spice. The aromas flow from the glass in a continuous stream and are all marked by radiant intensity. The mouthfeel is long and powerful. The crisp linearity of the wine's tannic backbone is perfectly measured to the volume and depth of the fruit flavors. To my mind, the 2016 Sassicaia stands tall next to the epic 1985 vintage that set the ultimate benchmark for vino italiano. 2021 - 2050"

James Suckling 97-98P
The aromas are full of blue fruits and an underlying minerality. Hot stones and some rust to boot. Full-bodied yet refined and structured with compacted and tight tannins and an ultra-long finish. Savory and minerally at the end. Seamless texture. Great composure."

Robert Parker
The 2011 Bolgheri Sassicaia speaks to a broad, yet very distinct audience. I am absolutely charmed by this vintage. Soft cherry and blackberry confit emerge from the bouquet in thick, luscious waves. Leather, spice and tar play supporting roles. The wine offers a generous and expansive style. It also shows impressive balance and coherent inner integrity. This vintage certainly bears the hallmarks of a hot vintage, but it never feels overdone. It delivers volume, intensity and rich texture. This Sassicaia is a wine of enormous craftsmanship.

Winespactator
Ripe black cherry and blackberry flavors pick up accents of rosemary, mineral and spice in this red. Concentrated and intense, fresh and focused, leaning toward black currant and cedar notes on the solid finish. Racy midpalate. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

Leveres i original trækasse ved køb af 12 flasker.

Sassicaia blev oprindeligt produceret oppe i bakkerne bag San Guido, men efterhånden som vinen fik succes er arealet blevet udvidet og da familien disponerer over mere end 2.500 hektar har der været nok at tage af. I dag kommer frugten således fra en mosaik af små parceller både oppe på skråningerne og nede omkring domainet. Mere end 90 ha. er der efterhånden tale om, og herfra ender de bedste partier Cabernet Sauvignon og Cabernet Franc i Sassicaia.

Bolden begyndte at trille da 1972-årgangen blev verdensberømt overnight, da den ved en blindsmagning placerede sig foran 33 andre Cabernet Sauvignon dominerede vine, herunder hele den måbende top fra Bordeaux. Den var det første varselsskud om, at der var såkaldte supertoscanere på vej og langsomt og på trods af at Sassicaia aldrig har været voluminøs, generøs og umiddelbar som dem en ung Robert Parker løftede frem mod berømmelse blev Sassicaia langsomt et ikon på den italienske vinscene.

Vinen har fået tid til at gennemgå den malolaktiske gæring i det rustfrie miljø inden den i december er blevet fyldt på franske fade (33% nye) hvor den er modnet i 24 måneder frem mod det endelige sammenstik og aftapningen på flaske.

Først i 1994, da det tilplantede areal havde passeret de 250 ha., kom revision af DOC-regulativerne, som lukkede rødvinene ind i varmen og samtidig placerede Sassicaia som en helt særlig Bolgheri Superiore. En position som blev udbygget i 2013 da myndigheder løftede Sassicaia op på den aller øverste hylde i det italienske hierarki. Sassicaia sin helt egen Denominazione di Origine Controllata Bolgheri Sassicaia.

Og det fantastiske er at  Sassicaia 's stjerne nu mere end 50 år senere blinker stærkere end nogen side, selvom der med omkring 200.000 årlige flasker ikke længe er tale om en lille nicheproduktion, og selvom vinen fortsat kan virke så urimeligt reserveret som ung, at anmeldernes rutinemæssige topvurderinger kan forekomme noget rutineprægede.

Det er i dag Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta 's søns adoptivsøn Sebastiano Rosa, der står bag Sassicaia i et nært samarbejde med en af Italiens førende kvindelige vinmagere Graziana Grassini. Giacomo Tachis havde spottet Graziana allerede i 1980'erne, da hun skabte sine første vine for Castello del Terriccio og han hentede hende ind i kredsen omkring San Guido. Så da den gamle mester lod sig pensionere i 2009 trådte Graziana Grassini op ved siden af Sebastiano Rosa.