• "Le Difese" Toscana IGT 2018

      “Le Difese” Toscana IGT 2018

      Le Difese is one of the most beautiful price-quality wonders of Tuscany. Magnificent, sweetly perfumed fruit aromas in an opulent bouquet, just as generous and wide the long-lasting taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Aromas of star anise, dark-skinned berry, wild herb and toasted oak form the nose. A blend of 70% Cabernet and 30% Sangiovese, the wine's bright, linear palate offers red currant, prune and a hint of licorice before a coffee-bean finish. Racy acidity and taut close-grained tannins provide the framework and tension." Wine Enthusiast

      "Just bottled, the 2018 Le Difese is very pretty, and also the most refined vintage I can remember tasting here. Fresh and light on its feet, the 2018 is truly delicious. It is also the first vintage of this wine that really is in line with the house style. Having the ability to make this wine in the Bolgheri property rather than at a remote facility represents a major step up for San Guido." Vinous

      "A medium-bodied red with plum and cherry character. Walnut and bark undertones. It’s creamy and savory at the finish." James Suckling

      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Vinous:90 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09422918 ·  0,75 l · 23,27 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      17,45 €
    • "Guidalberto" Toscana IGT 2017

      “Guidalberto” Toscana IGT 2017

      Guidalberto has not been in the shadow of his "super-father" Sassicaia for a long time. Since he is vinified from his own vineyards, most of which also grow in the monopollage Sassicaia DOC, he has grown beyond himself. Spicy and earthy bouquet with hints of tobacco, clove and lavender, dense and juicy on the palate with fresh red and black berry fruit. The tannins are well dosed and the finish is complex with a majestic elegance, which becomes even more refined with the years of bottle maturity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Playful spicy-fruity flower; pithy on the palate with firm tannins, the reverberation of rich notes of black cherries and bitter almonds. A refined second wine from the Sassicaia producer." Vinum

      "Deep black-purple. Opulent, plum, cassis and some fresh earth. Clove, cinnamon and some toasted almond oak. Much fuller-bodied than the Le Difese, with ripe plum and cassis fruit. Plenty of polish here, though pretty embryonic in form. Very fine-grained tannins, though not the greatest density of them. The fruit slips away quite quickly, but there’s a long line of spice and savouriness that does come through. Perhaps once bottled, the fruit will hold through as far too." Jancis Robinson

      "The 2017 Guidalberto is a stellar wine. Rich, ample and resonant, the 2017 possesses superb depth and textural richness, both signatures of this warm, dry vintage. I suppose in the most technical sense, the 2017 is not the last word on complexity. But it is supremely delicious, it is that kind of wine opened and finished quickly - and of course, the ultimate goal of a wine is to deliver pleasure. The 2017 Guidalberto hits it out of the park on that level." VINOUS

      "A youthful, sinewy red, with plum, black cherry, cedar and spice flavors wrapped in a thick texture and mouthcoating tannins. Stays vivid and long on the finish, where the sweet, ripe fruit prevails." Wine Spectator

      "A blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the 2017 Guidalberto appeals to the more informal side of sophisticated drinking. By that I mean it makes a great choice at lunch or for family dinners. Despite the accessibility and dense concentration of the fruit, especially evident in a warm vintage such as this, the wine's pedigree is evident in terms of the careful management of the structure and acidity. My samples were a little closed at first and needed some extra coaxing. Once open, the wine shows the dark fruit and exuberance of this hot vintage in Tuscany." Robert Parker

      "Subtle aromas of cedar, cassis, tobacco and a whiff of camphor slowly take shape in the glass. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the tightly knit, elegant palate delivers dried black cherry, red currant, blood orange and licorice while fine-grained tannins provide tight support. It closes on a coffee-bean note." Wine Enthusiast

      "Fresh herbs, cedar, black raspberries, orange peel and citrus. Very balanced and focused on the palate, thanks to cutting acidity, but with firm, chewy tannins that envelop a plethora of red fruit." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:92+ points
      • Vinous:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Vinum:17 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5+ points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,13 g/l
      • Sulfite: 65 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09422317 · 0,75 l · 45,36 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      34,02 €
    • "Guidalberto" Toscana IGT 2018

      “Guidalberto” Toscana IGT 2018

      Since Guidalberto has been produced from its own vineyards, most of which also grow in the monopoly position Sassicaia DOC, San Guido's "second wine" has grown beyond itself. Spicy and earthy bouquet with hints of tobacco, clove and lavender, dense and juicy on the palate with fresh red and black berry fruit. The tannins are well dosed and the finish is complex with a majestic elegance, which becomes even more refined with the years of bottle maturity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "There is so much Tuscan tang to this wine that I wouldn't be remotely surprised if someone told me it contained a little of Tuscany's signature grape Sangiovese. This is appetising rather than luscious. Nicely balanced and much more accessible now than the current 2017 vintage of Sassicaia. No more than medium bodied. Clean and neat." Jancis Robinson

      "Made with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, this smooth red opens with aromas of cassis, vanilla, violet and a whiff of bell pepper. Racy and delicious, the linear palate doles out juicy red currant, black cherry and vanilla set against lithe tannins. Bright acidity keeps it balanced and fresh." Wine Enthusiast

      "The 2018 Guidalberto, tasted from an approximate blend from barrel, is positively stellar. I can only hope that the bottled wine is as fresh, vibrant and nuanced as this sample. A rush of black cherry, plum, spice, leather and licorice graces the 2018 with striking depth and nuance. Light on its feet and deep, the 2018 has a lot to offer. In many years, Guidalberto can be a rather rich wine, but in 2018 it is very closely aligned with the house style." Vinous

      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Vinous:90-93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,75 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,36 g/l
      • Sulfite: 63 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09422318 · 0,75 l · 49,25 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      36,94 €
    • "Le Difese" Toscana IGT 2018 <br>MAGNUM

      “Le Difese” Toscana IGT 2018 · MAGNUM

      Le Difese is one of the most beautiful price-quality wonders of Tuscany. Magnificent, sweetly perfumed fruit aromas in an opulent bouquet, just as generous and wide the long-lasting taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Aromas of star anise, dark-skinned berry, wild herb and toasted oak form the nose. A blend of 70% Cabernet and 30% Sangiovese, the wine's bright, linear palate offers red currant, prune and a hint of licorice before a coffee-bean finish. Racy acidity and taut close-grained tannins provide the framework and tension." Wine Enthusiast

      "Just bottled, the 2018 Le Difese is very pretty, and also the most refined vintage I can remember tasting here. Fresh and light on its feet, the 2018 is truly delicious. It is also the first vintage of this wine that really is in line with the house style. Having the ability to make this wine in the Bolgheri property rather than at a remote facility represents a major step up for San Guido." Vinous

      "A medium-bodied red with plum and cherry character. Walnut and bark undertones. It’s creamy and savory at the finish." James Suckling

      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Vinous:90 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09423118 · 1,5 l · 25,93 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      38,89 €
    • "Guidalberto" Toscana IGT 2017 <br>MAGNUM

      “Guidalberto” Toscana IGT 2017 · MAGNUM

      Guidalberto has not been in the shadow of his "super-father" Sassicaia for a long time. Since he is vinified from his own vineyards, most of which also grow in the monopollage Sassicaia DOC, he has grown beyond himself. Spicy and earthy bouquet with hints of tobacco, clove and lavender, dense and juicy on the palate with fresh red and black berry fruit. The tannins are well dosed and the finish is complex with a majestic elegance, which becomes even more refined with the years of bottle maturity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Playful spicy-fruity flower; pithy on the palate with firm tannins, the reverberation of rich notes of black cherries and bitter almonds. A refined second wine from the Sassicaia producer." Vinum

      "Deep black-purple. Opulent, plum, cassis and some fresh earth. Clove, cinnamon and some toasted almond oak. Much fuller-bodied than the Le Difese, with ripe plum and cassis fruit. Plenty of polish here, though pretty embryonic in form. Very fine-grained tannins, though not the greatest density of them. The fruit slips away quite quickly, but there’s a long line of spice and savouriness that does come through. Perhaps once bottled, the fruit will hold through as far too." Jancis Robinson

      "The 2017 Guidalberto is a stellar wine. Rich, ample and resonant, the 2017 possesses superb depth and textural richness, both signatures of this warm, dry vintage. I suppose in the most technical sense, the 2017 is not the last word on complexity. But it is supremely delicious, it is that kind of wine opened and finished quickly - and of course, the ultimate goal of a wine is to deliver pleasure. The 2017 Guidalberto hits it out of the park on that level." VINOUS

      "A youthful, sinewy red, with plum, black cherry, cedar and spice flavors wrapped in a thick texture and mouthcoating tannins. Stays vivid and long on the finish, where the sweet, ripe fruit prevails." Wine Spectator

      "A blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the 2017 Guidalberto appeals to the more informal side of sophisticated drinking. By that I mean it makes a great choice at lunch or for family dinners. Despite the accessibility and dense concentration of the fruit, especially evident in a warm vintage such as this, the wine's pedigree is evident in terms of the careful management of the structure and acidity. My samples were a little closed at first and needed some extra coaxing. Once open, the wine shows the dark fruit and exuberance of this hot vintage in Tuscany." Robert Parker

      "Subtle aromas of cedar, cassis, tobacco and a whiff of camphor slowly take shape in the glass. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the tightly knit, elegant palate delivers dried black cherry, red currant, blood orange and licorice while fine-grained tannins provide tight support. It closes on a coffee-bean note." Wine Enthusiast

      "Fresh herbs, cedar, black raspberries, orange peel and citrus. Very balanced and focused on the palate, thanks to cutting acidity, but with firm, chewy tannins that envelop a plethora of red fruit." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:92+ points
      • Vinous:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Vinum:17 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5+ points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,13 g/l
      • Sulfite: 65 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09423017 · 1,5 l · 55,82 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      83,73 €
    • "Guidalberto" Toscana IGT 2018 <br>MAGNUM

      “Guidalberto” Toscana IGT 2018 · MAGNUM

      Since Guidalberto has been produced from its own vineyards, most of which also grow in the monopoly position Sassicaia DOC, San Guido's "second wine" has grown beyond itself. Spicy and earthy bouquet with hints of tobacco, clove and lavender, dense and juicy on the palate with fresh red and black berry fruit. The tannins are well dosed and the finish is complex with a majestic elegance, which becomes even more refined with the years of bottle maturity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "There is so much Tuscan tang to this wine that I wouldn't be remotely surprised if someone told me it contained a little of Tuscany's signature grape Sangiovese. This is appetising rather than luscious. Nicely balanced and much more accessible now than the current 2017 vintage of Sassicaia. No more than medium bodied. Clean and neat." Jancis Robinson

      "Made with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, this smooth red opens with aromas of cassis, vanilla, violet and a whiff of bell pepper. Racy and delicious, the linear palate doles out juicy red currant, black cherry and vanilla set against lithe tannins. Bright acidity keeps it balanced and fresh." Wine Enthusiast

      "The 2018 Guidalberto, tasted from an approximate blend from barrel, is positively stellar. I can only hope that the bottled wine is as fresh, vibrant and nuanced as this sample. A rush of black cherry, plum, spice, leather and licorice graces the 2018 with striking depth and nuance. Light on its feet and deep, the 2018 has a lot to offer. In many years, Guidalberto can be a rather rich wine, but in 2018 it is very closely aligned with the house style." Vinous

      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Vinous:90-93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,75 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,36 g/l
      • Sulfite: 63 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09423018 · 1,5 l · 58,42 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      87,63 €
    • "Guidalberto" Toscana IGT 2018 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Guidalberto” Toscana IGT 2018 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Since Guidalberto has been produced from its own vineyards, most of which also grow in the monopoly position Sassicaia DOC, San Guido's "second wine" has grown beyond itself. Spicy and earthy bouquet with hints of tobacco, clove and lavender, dense and juicy on the palate with fresh red and black berry fruit. The tannins are well dosed and the finish is complex with a majestic elegance, which becomes even more refined with the years of bottle maturity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "There is so much Tuscan tang to this wine that I wouldn't be remotely surprised if someone told me it contained a little of Tuscany's signature grape Sangiovese. This is appetising rather than luscious. Nicely balanced and much more accessible now than the current 2017 vintage of Sassicaia. No more than medium bodied. Clean and neat." Jancis Robinson

      "Made with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, this smooth red opens with aromas of cassis, vanilla, violet and a whiff of bell pepper. Racy and delicious, the linear palate doles out juicy red currant, black cherry and vanilla set against lithe tannins. Bright acidity keeps it balanced and fresh." Wine Enthusiast

      "The 2018 Guidalberto, tasted from an approximate blend from barrel, is positively stellar. I can only hope that the bottled wine is as fresh, vibrant and nuanced as this sample. A rush of black cherry, plum, spice, leather and licorice graces the 2018 with striking depth and nuance. Light on its feet and deep, the 2018 has a lot to offer. In many years, Guidalberto can be a rather rich wine, but in 2018 it is very closely aligned with the house style." Vinous

      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Vinous:90-93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,75 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,36 g/l
      • Sulfite: 63 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09422618 · 1,5 l · 62,32 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

      93,48 €
    • "Guidalberto" Toscana IGT 2018 <br>Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      “Guidalberto” Toscana IGT 2018 · Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      Since Guidalberto has been produced from its own vineyards, most of which also grow in the monopoly position Sassicaia DOC, San Guido's "second wine" has grown beyond itself. Spicy and earthy bouquet with hints of tobacco, clove and lavender, dense and juicy on the palate with fresh red and black berry fruit. The tannins are well dosed and the finish is complex with a majestic elegance, which becomes even more refined with the years of bottle maturity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "There is so much Tuscan tang to this wine that I wouldn't be remotely surprised if someone told me it contained a little of Tuscany's signature grape Sangiovese. This is appetising rather than luscious. Nicely balanced and much more accessible now than the current 2017 vintage of Sassicaia. No more than medium bodied. Clean and neat." Jancis Robinson

      "Made with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, this smooth red opens with aromas of cassis, vanilla, violet and a whiff of bell pepper. Racy and delicious, the linear palate doles out juicy red currant, black cherry and vanilla set against lithe tannins. Bright acidity keeps it balanced and fresh." Wine Enthusiast

      "The 2018 Guidalberto, tasted from an approximate blend from barrel, is positively stellar. I can only hope that the bottled wine is as fresh, vibrant and nuanced as this sample. A rush of black cherry, plum, spice, leather and licorice graces the 2018 with striking depth and nuance. Light on its feet and deep, the 2018 has a lot to offer. In many years, Guidalberto can be a rather rich wine, but in 2018 it is very closely aligned with the house style." Vinous

      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Vinous:90-93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,75 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,36 g/l
      • Sulfite: 63 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09422818 · 3 l · 77,66 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping2 units available

      232,97 €
    • "Sassicaia" Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2017

      “Sassicaia” Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2017

      Enormously complex on the nose: we discover cassis, elderberries, heart-cherries and floral and mineral-earthy notes. In the mouth it is firm, precise and yet extremely elegant and balsamic, with a lot of juiciness and a very fine tannin, which is already irresistible in its young years. We have seldom enjoyed a wine that is so dense and full and at the same time seduces with a balance that makes it unique. Further bottle maturity is inevitably rewarded, although a further increase seems hardly imaginable. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2017 Sassicaia is a fascinating wine that symbolizes a never-ending tug-of-war between vintner and vintage. The question is who comes out on top? In this case, my money is on the vintner. The 2017 vintage, characterized by scorching heat and drought across much of Italy, was not an easy one. This Sassicaia represents 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Cabernet Franc, with most of the fruit coming from the Tenuta's historic vineyards Castiglioncello, Quercione and Doccino. These plots are all located on the back hill of Bolgheri at slightly higher elevations where they enjoy cooler nighttime temperatures. Old vines also have a deeper root system that is key to braving dry and hot summers. You can absolutely taste those choices here thanks to the wine's aromatic profile that offers more variety-driven green highlights of wild berry, forest floor and bramble than I would have expected. With time, as the wine takes on more air in the glass, you get a hint of summer plum or cherry cough drop, and this, to my surprise, is the only subtle reminder of the hot vintage encountered. I found the aromas here to be authentically "Tuscan" in character, more so than other vintages, with balsamic and Mediterranean elements that borrow directly from the Sangiovese playbook. The decision to use more neutral oak favors the reduction of oxygen and softens the tannic profile. Although the wine does end with a hint of bitterness, it took on noticeably more volume and soft richness the longer I kept my sample in the glass." Robert Parker

      "A taut, densely wrought red, with black currant, black cherry, iron, wild herb and spice flavors matched to the elegant frame and restrained character. Balanced and long, this has a distinctly Old World feel and looks set to unravel its complex facets slowly." Wine Spectator

      "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." Vinous

      "The balance and beauty to this is impressive, offering sweet, ripe currants and flowers with some crushed-stone and dry-earth undertones. Full-bodied with soft, polished tannins and a long, creamy-textured finish. It’s polished, yet concentrated. Better after 2022, but already very seductive." James Suckling

      "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." Wine Enthusiast

      • Luca Maroni:97 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:93-96 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:97 points
      • Grape Varieties: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months 30/70 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,10 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2045+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09422117 · 0,75 l · 311,80 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      233,85 €
    • "Sassicaia" Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2017 <br>Double-Magnum in OWC

      “Sassicaia” Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2017 · Double-Magnum in OWC

      Enormously complex on the nose: we discover cassis, elderberries, heart-cherries and floral and mineral-earthy notes. In the mouth it is firm, precise and yet highly elegant and balsamic, with a lot of juiciness and a very fine tannin, which is already irresistible in its young years. We have seldom enjoyed a wine that is so dense and full and at the same time seduces with a balance that makes it unique. Further bottle maturity is inevitably rewarded, although a further increase seems hardly imaginable. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2017 Sassicaia is a fascinating wine that symbolizes a never-ending tug-of-war between vintner and vintage. The question is who comes out on top? In this case, my money is on the vintner. The 2017 vintage, characterized by scorching heat and drought across much of Italy, was not an easy one. This Sassicaia represents 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Cabernet Franc, with most of the fruit coming from the Tenuta's historic vineyards Castiglioncello, Quercione and Doccino. These plots are all located on the back hill of Bolgheri at slightly higher elevations where they enjoy cooler nighttime temperatures. Old vines also have a deeper root system that is key to braving dry and hot summers. You can absolutely taste those choices here thanks to the wine's aromatic profile that offers more variety-driven green highlights of wild berry, forest floor and bramble than I would have expected. With time, as the wine takes on more air in the glass, you get a hint of summer plum or cherry cough drop, and this, to my surprise, is the only subtle reminder of the hot vintage encountered. I found the aromas here to be authentically "Tuscan" in character, more so than other vintages, with balsamic and Mediterranean elements that borrow directly from the Sangiovese playbook. The decision to use more neutral oak favors the reduction of oxygen and softens the tannic profile. Although the wine does end with a hint of bitterness, it took on noticeably more volume and soft richness the longer I kept my sample in the glass." Robert Parker

      "A taut, densely wrought red, with black currant, black cherry, iron, wild herb and spice flavors matched to the elegant frame and restrained character. Balanced and long, this has a distinctly Old World feel and looks set to unravel its complex facets slowly." Wine Spectator

      "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." Vinous

      "The balance and beauty to this is impressive, offering sweet, ripe currants and flowers with some crushed-stone and dry-earth undertones. Full-bodied with soft, polished tannins and a long, creamy-textured finish. It’s polished, yet concentrated. Better after 2022, but already very seductive." James Suckling

      "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." Wine Enthusiast

      • Luca Maroni:97 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:93-96 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:97 points
      • Grape Varieties: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months 30/70 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,10 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2049+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      09422217 · 3 l · 451,65 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      1.354,96 €
    • "Sassicaia" Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2017 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Sassicaia” Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2017 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Enormously complex on the nose: we discover cassis, elderberries, heart-cherries and floral and mineral-earthy notes. In the mouth it is firm, precise and yet extremely elegant and balsamic, with a lot of juiciness and a very fine tannin, which is already irresistible in its young years. We have seldom enjoyed a wine that is so dense and full and at the same time seduces with a balance that makes it unique. Further bottle maturity is inevitably rewarded, although a further increase seems hardly imaginable. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2017 Sassicaia is a fascinating wine that symbolizes a never-ending tug-of-war between vintner and vintage. The question is who comes out on top? In this case, my money is on the vintner. The 2017 vintage, characterized by scorching heat and drought across much of Italy, was not an easy one. This Sassicaia represents 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Cabernet Franc, with most of the fruit coming from the Tenuta's historic vineyards Castiglioncello, Quercione and Doccino. These plots are all located on the back hill of Bolgheri at slightly higher elevations where they enjoy cooler nighttime temperatures. Old vines also have a deeper root system that is key to braving dry and hot summers. You can absolutely taste those choices here thanks to the wine's aromatic profile that offers more variety-driven green highlights of wild berry, forest floor and bramble than I would have expected. With time, as the wine takes on more air in the glass, you get a hint of summer plum or cherry cough drop, and this, to my surprise, is the only subtle reminder of the hot vintage encountered. I found the aromas here to be authentically "Tuscan" in character, more so than other vintages, with balsamic and Mediterranean elements that borrow directly from the Sangiovese playbook. The decision to use more neutral oak favors the reduction of oxygen and softens the tannic profile. Although the wine does end with a hint of bitterness, it took on noticeably more volume and soft richness the longer I kept my sample in the glass." Robert Parker

      "A taut, densely wrought red, with black currant, black cherry, iron, wild herb and spice flavors matched to the elegant frame and restrained character. Balanced and long, this has a distinctly Old World feel and looks set to unravel its complex facets slowly." Wine Spectator

      "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." Vinous

      "The balance and beauty to this is impressive, offering sweet, ripe currants and flowers with some crushed-stone and dry-earth undertones. Full-bodied with soft, polished tannins and a long, creamy-textured finish. It’s polished, yet concentrated. Better after 2022, but already very seductive." James Suckling

      "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." Wine Enthusiast

      • Luca Maroni:97 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:93-96 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:97 points
      • Grape Varieties: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months 30/70 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,10 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2045+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      09422417 · 4,5 l · 313,97 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      1.412,86 €
    About the winemakers
    Tenuta San Guido
    Tuscany | Bolgheri
    Tenuta San Guido

    The intense ruby Sassicaia is one of the best-known Italian red wines along with Barolo, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Pressed in the Tenuta San Guido in Castagneto Carducci, the drop, which is clouded by myths, has gained a high degree of recognition beyond national borders. The wine, produced exclusively from Cabernet under the name Castiglioncello, was initially intended for private consumption only. In the early 1970s it was marketed under the name Sassicaia for the first time in the 1968 vintage as a representative of a newly developed dynamic wine concept. It was the revolutionary selection of the Cabernet varieties, originally considered extravagant, the favourable soil and the initially exotic and innovative methods of vinification and maturation that brought this fascinating wine its growing international esteem. Today it is known all over the world that the brilliant producers have created Sassicaia, one of the undoubtedly most important representatives of Italian viticulture.

    Founded by the visionary Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, the winery is now managed by his descendants, the Nicolò Incisa della Rocchetta family, according to the philosophy of its predecessors. The vineyards of Tenuta San Guido are not only in the top position of Castiglioncello, but also on the slopes of the Quercione and Aia Nuova hills. The most famous wine of the house thrives in its own subzone called Bolgheri Sassicaia. For a long time, the plant was only classified as Vino da Tavola because French grape varieties were initially not allowed to be used in cultivation zones reserved for DOC wines. It was not until 1994 that Bolgheri DOC finally allowed a Bordeaux-style wine to be produced, and shortly afterwards this wine was even granted its own Sassicaia DOC within Bolgheri.

    Throughout its history, Sassicaia has been imitated by other producers. It turned out, however, that this exceptional wine, which takes its name from the many stones in the vineyard (ital. „Sassi“) cannot be imitated. The Kreszenz, considered a classic among Tuscan wines, is perfect in form and surprises lovers of fine wines every year anew. It is regularly awarded top ratings by renowned wine critics. Among the highly rated creations of this exceptional company are the showpiece and the two IGT wines Guidalberto and Le Difese. SUPERIORE.DE

    "The Sassicaia is perhaps the most famous Italian wine, which has earned fame all over the world beyond national borders. A wine and an enterprise that are rooted in their land, but certainly also a dream, an idea and intuition that have a formative influence on history.“Gambero Rosso

    Facts

    • Year founded: 1940s
    • Owner: Nicoló Incisa della Rocchetta
    • Oenologist: Giacomo Tachis
    • Annual production: approx. 790,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 90 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation