Sassicaia, meaning “place of many stones”, was the first wine produced in Tuscany with Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1968 the first bottle produced was commercially released as an IGT and became known as ‘Super Tuscan’. Due to the quality of the wines produced in the region, the Bolgheri DOC was finally approved 26 years later.
The 2012 vintage is a classic styled Sassicaia: fresh, firm and refined. Made with 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, it spends 24 months in French oak barrels. Classy, well balanced and long-lasting.
Lots of lavender, minerals and black currants on the nose. Turns to blackberries. Full body, ultra-refined tannins and an exquisite finish. This is all about delicacy, finesse and grace. Yet there is a solid core of ripe tannins giving it backbone and outstanding form. Just opening now. Very pretty.- 93 pts James Suckling