Sassicaia Bolgheri 2018 HALF Bottle (37.5cl)

£150.00

Red, Tuscany, Italy

In stock

Description

We have limited quantities of this famous ‘SuperTuscan’ red in rare half bottles, from Bolgheri in Tuscany. Sassicaia was first made in 1968, changing the Italian wine scene forever (the 2018 is therefore the 50th anniversary of this iconic wine). And even today, along with Ornellaia and Tignanello, it sits right at the top of the Tuscan quality tree. It’s a great wine if you are building a collection, as, other than being delicious and very much in demand, it will easily last till 2030 in half bottle, and even beyond.

The 2018 is precise, fresh and fine-textured, a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. The aromas are full of blackberry, plum, dark chocolate, mint and mixed spices from time ageing in oak barrels. It’s not a blockbuster nor heavy wine, rather is elegant and fresh. And it has an almost Bordeaux-esque stature, which is perhaps not a surprise given the barrels are high-class French oak, as well as the use of the two Bordeaux grape varieties and the longevity of this wine. But you’ll notice the Tuscan provenance with the hints of tea leaf and dried herb complexity, and a slight olive note too. In half bottle, this is drinking very well, but still needs decanting for an hour or so before broaching. Or keep till 2030 if you can wait!

Additional information

Vintage

2018

Wine Region

Tuscany

Country of Origin

Grape Variety

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Style

Red

Alcohol

14% ABV

Bottle Size

Half Bottle (37.5cl)

Closure

Cork