"These wines - Sassicaia - compare favourably with, or surpass, just about any Cabernet in the world." - James Suckling
Just in: The Stunning 2016 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 amongst the very first “Super Tuscan” reds, 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”, and with the arrival of the acclaimed 2016 vintage comes a wine destined to at least match this fabled vintage.
As part of Tenuta San Guido’s latest release, we are delighted to also offer the sensational and very well priced second wine of Sassicaia, Guildalberto; a wine which regularly challenges the lofty scores of it’s big brother. We are also pleased to have snapped up a few cases of Sassicaia’s accessible and immediately gratifying entry level wine, Le Difese.
Le Difese: Case of 6 (under bond) £75
Guildalberto: Case of 6 (under bond) £135