Sassicaia 2017 Tenuta San Guido, Bolgheri-Sassicaia

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The 2015 was named the #1 Wine of 2018 by Wine Spectator. Sassicaia is the original Bolgheri Super Tuscan and now even has its own DOC. It has spurred many followers but few rivals. Every vintage of this iconic wine garners lavish praise and big scores. 2017 was very hot year that will probably be remembered as one of the driest since 2003. Fortunately the daytime sea breezes, alternating with nocturnal winds coming from inland, brought refreshment to the vines. Thanks to these cooling effects the grapes stayed healthy and developed the excellent aromatic components and complex phenolics. The blend stayed at 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. Aging was in French oak barriques (40% new) for 24 months. After bottlingthe wine refined for 6 months in bottle before release. Another success, this 2017 Sassicaia has garnered rave reviews.Antonio Galloni sampled from barrel and scored it 93-96 saying “The 2017 Sassicaia is dark, sensual and rich, which is a good thing, as the t…

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