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Sassicaia

Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido 2014

Bolgheri, Italy

Per bottle

£160.00 £132.00

Per case of 6

£960.00 £792.00

Per case of 12

£1,920.00 £1,584.00

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EXCLUSIVE WEBSITE PRICE. “This is my official review of the 2014 Bolgheri Sassicaia after having been graciously invited to the estate for various barrel samples spanning back several years. I have watched the evolution of this wine with a close eye and am impressed by how its real quality is diametrically opposed to the poor expectations of this difficult vintage. The nose is redolent of bright fruit and blackberry. Spice, tar and leather appear subtly at the back. The wine took on considerable weight each year I came back to taste it and this vintage was bottled earlier than average, precisely to give it more time to unwind and relax in the small confines of the bottle. This is a solid effort for sure and the wine is a stunning example of what it takes to make great wine, even when weather conditions are not in your favor.” Monica Larner (The Wine Advocate) 93 points.

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Code:

IRSAS14B

Bottle Size

75cl

ABV

13.00

Vintage

2014

Closure

Cork

Country

Italy

Region

Bolgheri, Tuscany

Grape

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

In Bolgheri the 2014 vintage was unlike other wine areas as precipitation was scarce. The slow maturing of the Cabernet grapes helped the phenolic ripening producing distinctive aromas and flavours never achieved in other vintages. The winter season was quite mild with frequent rainfall while the spring started late. The heat in May favored a good budding and the summer was warm until the end of July. In the month of August the temperatures were lower than the seasonal average. The maturation therefore was slowly and gradually accomplished, although delayed. This favored aromatic extraction. The late summer rains did not harm the grapes that were monitored and cared for by the agronomists. As a result of slow maturation and favorable climatic conditions the wines appear to be harmonious with moderate alcohol content, a style that reflects the philosophy of Tenuta San Guido.