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Author: Monica Larner
The 2010 Sassicaia Bolgheri Sassicaia brings back some of the brambly rosemary and wild Mediterranean brush that was missing in 2009. This will greatly appeal to enthusiasts of Sassicaia's trademark elegance. The wine shows extreme purity that brings its many beautiful aromas into startling focus and clarity. Lingering tones of black fruit and Oriental spice add subtle shades at the back. The wine mostly certainly shows its pedigree in the exciting and beautifully balance manner it evolves in the glass: It tells a new story each time you return to observe the bouquet. This is the harbinger of cellar longevity. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040.
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Author: Bruce Sanderson
Cedar, sandalwood and spice notes lead off, with cherry, currant
and rhubarb flavors underneath. Linear in profile, with a firm base
of fine-grained tannins, this lingers beautifully on the finish. Persistent
from beginning to end, this just needs time to expand.
Author: Antonio Galloni
The 2010 Sassicaia is intensely saline, savory and energetic. Rosemary, sage, plums and black cherry notes meld into graphite, crushed rocks and a host of other more mineral-inflected nuances. Beautifully persistent and chiseled in the glass, the 2010 is ultimately all about energy. This is going to be a fascinating vintage to follow.
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 05/03/2014
Garnet in color. Medium rim variation. Slow legs. Blackberry, Nutmeg. Blackberry, Blackberry, Raspberry, Red Currant. Medium/Full bodied. Silky texture. Long finish.
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