"These wines - Sassicaia - compare favourably with, or surpass, just about any Cabernet in the world." - James Suckling
Just in: The Stunning 2015 SassicaiaTenuta San Guido
Without question Sassicaia represents one of the world's very greatest wines. From its inception in the 1960s when Tenuta San Guido bucked Italian wine law by planting Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc in traditionally Sangiovese territory to create this, the very first “Super Tuscan” red, it has become one of the most recognised and coveted wines available in the world market.
Representing ‘First Growth’ quality and status, Sassicaia rarely misses a beat. Of the legendary 1985 vintage, Robert Parker famously said that it “may be the best wine he tasted in his 38 years as a wine critic”. Praise indeed, and the merest hint of the potential each new release is met with around the world. 2015 and 2016 are indeed highly acclaimed vintages in Tuscany. Critic James Suckling declaring in January that the 2015 Sassicaia is “potentially one of the best Sassicaias in decades”, reinforcing Bolgheri in Tuscany as one of the true epicentres of fine wine production, anywhere in the world.
Volumes are low and demand is unsurprisingly extremely high of this venerable Sassicaia – it is vital to register an early indication of interest to avoid disappointment. Preference will be given to those purchasing across the range.
£565 for a case of 6 (under bond) - Delivery Autumn 2018
As part of Tenuta San Guido’s latest release, we are delighted to also offer the sensational and very well priced second wine of Sassiaia, Guildalberto; a wine which regularly challenges the lofty scores of it’s big brother. We are also pleased to have snapped up every case we can of Sassicaia’s accessible and immediately gratifying entry level wine, Le Difese.
Le Difese: Case of 6 (under bond) £66 - Delivery Autumn 2018
Guildalberto: Case of 6 (under bond) £120 - Delivery Autumn 2018