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Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2016

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The 2016 Sassicaia is one of the most powerful, imposing young Sassicaias I can remember tasting. Explosive and vibrant with stunning depth, the 2016 possesses off-the-charts aromatic intensity, richness and structure, all in a mid-weight style that is so distinctive. Plum, lavender, rose petal, spice and mint all build into the explosive, deep finish in this potent wine. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)

The 2016 Sassicaia is one of the most powerful, imposing young Sassicaias I can remember tasting. Explosive and vibrant with stunning depth, the 2016 possesses off-the-charts aromatic intensity, richness and structure, all in a mid-weight style that is so distinctive. Plum, lavender, rose petal, spice and mint all build into the explosive, deep finish in this potent wine. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)

9.7

Jeff D. Delectable Pro

Work wine...

Work wine...

9.4

Joe D'Angelo Delectable Pro

Following last year's sensational vintage, 2016 was another stellar growing season in Bolgheri and expectations were once again set high for Sassicaia. The 2016 Sassicaia certainly does not disappoint, as it is an absolutely monumental effort that completely delivers, and in some aspects even looks to be more compelling than last years brilliant wine. Composed of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Cabernet Franc, the 2016 is all about elegance, class and purity. It begins to impress with its striking aromas of fresh blackberries, dark cherries, fresh florals, exotic spices and wild herbs along with a touch of licorice and mineral characteristics all coming together to complete the seductive nose. On the palate this is nothing short of extraordinary, as it displays outstanding overall structure and balance along with remarkable clarity and precision. This continues to dazzle with its beautiful expression of incredibly pure red and dark fruits, along with exotic spices and floral characteristics which all work their way seamlessly across the palate before leaving a lasting impression on the gorgeous finish. The 2016 is without question another all-time classic vintage for Sassicaia, as it clearly possesses the elements that indicate an extremely bright future ahead, with the potential to evolve into a perfect wine over time.

Following last year's sensational vintage, 2016 was another stellar growing season in Bolgheri and expectations were once again set high for Sassicaia. The 2016 Sassicaia certainly does not disappoint, as it is an absolutely monumental effort that completely delivers, and in some aspects even looks to be more compelling than last years brilliant wine. Composed of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Cabernet Franc, the 2016 is all about elegance, class and purity. It begins to impress with its striking aromas of fresh blackberries, dark cherries, fresh florals, exotic spices and wild herbs along with a touch of licorice and mineral characteristics all coming together to complete the seductive nose. On the palate this is nothing short of extraordinary, as it displays outstanding overall structure and balance along with remarkable clarity and precision. This continues to dazzle with its beautiful expression of incredibly pure red and dark fruits, along with exotic spices and floral characteristics which all work their way seamlessly across the palate before leaving a lasting impression on the gorgeous finish. The 2016 is without question another all-time classic vintage for Sassicaia, as it clearly possesses the elements that indicate an extremely bright future ahead, with the potential to evolve into a perfect wine over time.

9.9

Charles Mires

Perfection I do believe.

Perfection I do believe.

10

Daniel Tan

Aware it’s a bit early to be cracking this open, but has to find out what it was packing before committing to a case. Surprising cherry tartness, lively, well balanced, silky elegance with no rough edges, medium to full body. Quite excellent, this one really does stand out... needless to say I got the case!

Aware it’s a bit early to be cracking this open, but has to find out what it was packing before committing to a case. Surprising cherry tartness, lively, well balanced, silky elegance with no rough edges, medium to full body. Quite excellent, this one really does stand out... needless to say I got the case!

9.8

Stuart Scheff

This is what I’m talking about. Still a baby but jumping out of the glass with cherry, pomegranate juice and fun.

This is what I’m talking about. Still a baby but jumping out of the glass with cherry, pomegranate juice and fun.

9.5

Alvaro Bustillos

Paul y adv

Paul y adv

9.2

Jerald Xu

2016 - too early

2016 - too early

9.3

Daacat Daacat

Wow

Wow

9.9

Brenda Reyes

I’ll bracco. $395 fair deal for wine of this caliber. Full bodied needs time to decant still young but beautiful bouquet, finish and a high quality wine

I’ll bracco. $395 fair deal for wine of this caliber. Full bodied needs time to decant still young but beautiful bouquet, finish and a high quality wine

9.5

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