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Italie Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC
Logé en caisse bois ou carton d’origine de 6 bouteilles 75 cl
Monica Larner > Parker 97+ | Antonio Galloni > Vinous 97 | Jane Anson > Decanter 97 | Raffaele Vecchione > WinesCritic 99
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Raffaele Vecchione 99 points WinesCritic.com (Février 2021) (Note du légendaire 2016 : 98 points)
Estremamente accattivante nel profilo sensoriale profondo e leggermente austero Sassicaia 2018 mostra complessità e tensione nel quadro aromatico mediterraneo figlio della splendida annata a Bolgheri-Sassicaia. I sentori di tiglio si fondono a note di sambuco e coriandolo impostando la scena principale solida e performante. Con il passare dei secondi nel calice il vino evolve descrivendo una bellezza di pochi purosangue nella vivacità elegante e leggermente snob di mallo di noce, foglie di tè verdi e noci sgusciate. La cornice intrigante che costituisce l’anima terziaria di un vino stratificato alterna l’opalescenza della sana riduzione perfettamente controllata a erbe mediterranee che ricordano la maggiorana, l’origano ed il prezzemolo. Al palato il vino è delicato e suadente e mostra un’estrazione perfetta dei componenti polifenolici. I tannini sono setosi ed accompagnano, fusi alla naturale acidità del vino, il sorso in progressione che senza timidezza ed incertezze chiude centrato e brillante. È preciso e succoso nella grazia di un giovane blend bordolese costituito da 85% Cabernet Sauvignon e 15% Cabernet Franc. Straordinario sin da subito Sassicaia 2018 sarà perfetto dal 2024 in poi.
Monica Larner 97+ points www.parker.com (Note du légendaire 2016 : 100 points)
This is a classic vintage of an Italian icon now celebrating its 50th vintage. The Tenuta San Guido 2018 Bolgheri Sassicaia lays out a familiar blueprint that borrows from the proven track record of this landmark estate that extends into the hills just beyond the Tyrrhenian shores of Tuscany. This vintage is crystalline and pure in its delivery, and if you are familiar with previous editions, it is impossible to mistake this wine for anything but Sassicaia. The growing season started off cool and wet but turned to warm and dry conditions comfortably before the harvest. Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc in a supporting role deliver a graceful mid-weight texture that holds back style-wise in terms of phenolic density. The wine’s careful balance is achieved thanks to the nuanced character of the fruit, the present acidity, the well-managed structure and the contained alcohol. The palate is lifted and bright, the finish is polished and long, and the wine skips over any heaviness on the mid-palate. The bouquet is especially intriguing with a very lively plummy fruit element that is enhanced by baker’s chocolate, pepper spice, iron ore, caramel and pie crust. There is also a green character that adds positively to the bouquet with aniseed, tea leaf, soya, menthol rub and black olive. The fruit maturity is spot-on with no elements that feel over or underripe. Overall, the 2018 Sassicaia weighs in with a svelte frame and long persistence. Moreover, it is distinguished by the archetypal elegance and pedigree of the classic vintages of the past. This new release gives you much pleasure to await.
Antonio Galloni 97 points www.vinous.com (Note du légendaire 2016 : 97 points)
The 2018 Sassicaia is fabulous. Bright and beautifully poised, the 2018 opens with brilliant aromatics that make a strong first impression. Delicate and light on its feet, the 2018 is a regal wine that is going to need a number of years to come into its own. Sassicaia is the most finessed of Bolgheri’s top wines. That is very much the case in 2018 as well. I loved it.
A cold winter led to a late spring and delayed start to the year. May and June saw some heat, but only moderate temperatures. Only July was truly warm, with minimal diurnal shifts. Cool winds arrived again in August, and temperatures dropped quickly, especially at night. Mid-August saw some rain. Harvest started on September 7 with the Franc and wrapped up on the 29th with the last of Cabernet Sauvignon. The year favored the estate’s oldest vineyards, those on hillside sites. The 2018 spent 19 months in oak, two-thirds new, a bit more new oak than the norm. The blend is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Franc, a bit less Franc than is often the case, as Franc suffered more under the conditions of the season.
Jane Anson 97 points www.decanter.com (at Bordeaux, 26 Feb 2021)
Star bright raspberry in colour, this has an elegance and a sense of lift right from the start – a beautifully balanced, finessed and classical Sassicaia. The freshly cut and dried herbs of great Italian wines reveals themselves through the slow build up across the palate, along with gentle tobacco and liquorice notes. This is juicy and elegant, showing passion fruit and raspberry with an undertow of complexity. One to savour. Drinking Window 2024 – 2044
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