Icon Sassicaia Fiftieth's Vintage
Robert Parker says: "The palate is lifted and bright, the finish is polished and long, and the wine skips over any heaviness on the mid-palate. [...] The fruit maturity is spot-on with no elements that feel over or underripe. Overall, the 2018 Sassicaia weighs in with a svelte frame and long persistence. Moreover, it is distinguished by the archetypal elegance and pedigree of the classic vintages of the past."
- 97+ Pts Robert Parker, Jan 2021
- 17.5++ pts Jancis Robinson, Feb 2021
- 97 Points Decanter, June 2021
- Aged 2 years in oak
Food Pairing: Grilled or roasted meats, such as filet mignon or lamb steak with rosemary.
Cellaring: Drink now until 2040.
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
This is a classic vintage of an Italian icon now celebrating its 50th vintage. The Tenuta San Guido 2018 Bolgheri Sassicaia lays out a familiar blueprint that borrows from the proven track record of this landmark estate that extends into the hills just beyond the Tyrrhenian shores of Tuscany. 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.