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2017 Sassicaia 750 ml

Country: Italy /

Region: Tuscany /

Style: Wine /

Size: 750 ml /

Vintage: 2017 /

Sku: 25895239

Wine Enthusiast97 Points
Vinous96 Points
The Wine Advocate94 Points
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Details

Details

This wine is chiseled and sharp with blackberry, ripe cherry, grilled herb and barbecue spice. The aromas flow from the glass in a continuous stream and are all marked by radiant intensity. The mouthfeel is long and powerful. The crisp linearity of the wine's tannic backbone is perfectly measured to the volume and depth of the fruit flavors.

• 85% Cabernet Sauvignon • 15% Cabernet Franc •

Suggested Food Pairing:

Beef
Charcuterie-Cheese
Game
Lamb

Reviews

Wine Enthusiast97 Points
Vinous96 Points
The Wine Advocate94 Points
WE Wine Enthusiast: 97 Points
Aromas of exotic spice, baked plum and French oak mingle with camphor and blue flower on the nose. This boasts extraordinary elegance and freshness despite the hot vintage, delivering flavors of juicy Marasca cherry, spiced blueberry, tobacco and licorice. Velvety, fine-grained tannins provide support while coffee and crushed mint linger on the finish. Drink 2022–2032.
VN Vinous: 96 Points
The 2017 Sassicaia is dark, sensual and rich, which is a good thing, as the tannins - the result of a warm, dry year in which phenolic ripening was difficult to fully reach - are also quite powerful. I tasted the 2017 from an approximate blend from barrel, where the wines are still aging in separate lots. It will be interesting to see where things end up once the wine is in bottle.
WA The Wine Advocate: 94 Points
To recap my assessment, and with the memory of the 100-point 2016 vintage so fresh in my mind, I would give this wine a seven out of 10 in terms of aromas, a five out of 10 in terms of mid-palate, and an eight out of 10 in terms of structure. Another way to read those conclusions is as follows: The 2017 Sassicaia was expertly built to withstand a long aging future, yet only time will tell if the beauty of the bouquet will evolve at the same pace. This fascinating wine magically captures the hallmarks of cool-temperature winemaking in one of the hottest vintages in recent years. Vintners, not vintage, won this round.