(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:
Unbelievable wine, drank November 2016 at Pamplemousse with Miles & Tatiana. Very elegant, fully resolved. Drinking beautifully. What a wine!
Seriously good wine. Great ending.
- over 5 years
Wine EnthusiastRating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.
Wine SpectatorRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
Wine Advocate(2000 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04
Wine & Spirits(2000 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
Antonio Galloni(2008 Vintage) "The 2008 Sassicaia is a rich, deep wine imbued with notable class in its black cherries, plums, grilled herbs, minerals and smoke. The 2008 is a decidedly buttoned-up, firm Sassicaia that is currently holding back much of its potential, unlike the 2006 and 2007, both of which were far more obvious wines. Readers who can afford to wait will be treated to a sublime wine once this settles down in bottle. Muscular, firm tannins frame the exquisite finish in this dark, implosive Sassicaia. The 2008 S...