(From 2012 Vintage) In the 1920s the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta dreamt of creating a ‘thoroughbred’ wine and for him, as for all the aristocracy of the time, the ideal was Bordeaux. This is how he described it in a letter to the esteemed wine critic, Luigi Veronelli dated 11 June 1974:
The legacy of Sassicaia begins in 1944, when Mario Incisa acquired a number of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc vine cuttings and planted them on a sloping hillside of the San Guido estate, called Castiglioncello after the 11th-century castle at the vineyard's upper edge. This tiny, 3.75-acre vineyard stood alone until 1965, when a second Cabernet vineyard was planted with cuttings from the Castiglioncello parcel; the gravelly, 30-acre plot would give the wine its name: Sassicaia, "the place of many...
Wine Enthusiast(From «nv» Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.
Wine Spectator(From «nv» Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
Wine Spectator(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 89-91 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 3/06
Wine & Spirits(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/08
Antonio Galloni(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 171