This is a classic vintage of an Italian icon now celebrating its 50th vintage. The 2018 Sassicaia lays out a familiar blueprint that borrows from the proven track record of this landmark estate. 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.
Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc in a supporting role deliver a graceful mid-weight texture. 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 anisseed, tea leaf, soya, menthol rub and black olive. The fruit maturity is spot-on with no elements that feel over or underripe.
Kenmerken Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2018
|Winery||Tenuta San Guido|
|Drinking window||2024 2045|
|Date of release||2022|