Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Cabernet Franc 20%.
Unter den besten Sassis dieses Jahrhunderts und ein wahres Musterbeispiel dafür, wie harausragend diese Legende in guten Jahrgängen werden kann.
Eleganz und Power vereinen sich mit frischer Säure und reifem Tannin.
Wird viele Jahre lang immer noch ein bißchen besser werden.
"Glänzendes, sattes Rubin-Violett. In der Nase sehr knackige und klare Frucht, präzise, viel Cassis, Brombeere und etwas Leder. Auch am Gaumen viel saftige Frucht, lebhafte frische Säure, dunkle Johannisbeere, zeigt große Spannung, griffiges Tannin, im Finale feine Minze, ein Langläufer mit Potential für viele Jahre." 97 Punkte
Monica Larner für Parker:
"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.The growing season started off cool and wet but turned to warm and dry conditions comfortably before the harvest. Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc in a supporting role deliver a graceful mid-weight texture that holds back style-wise in terms of phenolic density. The wine's careful balance is achieved thanks to the nuanced character of the fruit, the present acidity, the well-managed structure and the contained alcohol. The palate is lifted and bright, the finish is polished and long, and the wine skips over any heaviness on the mid-palate. The bouquet is especially intriguing with a very lively plummy fruit element that is enhanced by baker's chocolate, pepper spice, iron ore, caramel and pie crust. There is also a green character that adds positively to the bouquet with aniseed, tea leaf, soya, menthol rub and black olive. 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. This new release gives you much pleasure to await." 97 + Punkte.
"Beautiful, serene aromas of sweet berries and wild flowers with light lavender and fresh sage. Really aromatic. A firm, silky red with medium to full body and ultra fine tannins that are polished and beautiful. Lots of blue fruit and blackberries follow through to a beautiful finish. Really tight and polished. Bright acidity. Will be lovely to drink in a few years. The 2017 and 2016 were about power, but the 2018 is about finesse and subtlety." 97 Punkte