2013 SassicaiaBlend from Italy
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Readers of Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate take note here. The 2013 vintage of Sassicaia is the second highest rating this wine has ever received in the Wine Advocate next t...
- 98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 97 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 93-96+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 95 Wine Spectator
98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Fabulous structure for a Sassicaia with powerful, polished, chewy tannins and ripe, subtle fruit. Aromas of blueberry, black currant, rosemary and lavender. Full body, bright acidity and a savory finish. Juicy and lively. Better to drink this beginning in 2020 but so impressive now."
97 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"This is a wine of excellent execution, beautiful balance and seamless intensity. The bouquet opens slowly to reveal delicate aromas of dark fruit and integrated spice that build in steady strength. That forward momentum, which is so specific to Sassicaia, is what ultimately brings us confidence in the wine's remarkable ageing potential. The mouthfeel delivers freshness and power, but in measured doses, with long and silky persistence. The 2013 vintage should be set aside for ten more years. "
93-96+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"Tasted from separate lots in barrel, the 2013 Sassicaia is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. Rich, layered and expansive on the palate, the 2013 possesses remarkable depth, spherical texture and fine, silky tannins that wrap around the finish. A first sample, taken from a parcel in Mandrione shows remarkable perfume, while a second sample, from 40 year-old vines in Castiglioncello is all about density and power. There is a lot to look forward to here, that much is obvious."
95 Wine Spectator
"A racy, tightly wound style, this offers violet, black currant, cherry, wild herb, spice and mineral flavors matched to a dense, smooth texture. Shows finesse and intensity in a seemingly effortless manner. The aftertaste is long and focused. Should provide years of pleasure. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2019 through 2035."
Readers of Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate take note here. The 2013 vintage of Sassicaia is the second highest rating this wine has ever received in the Wine Advocate next to the perfect 100 Point, 1985 vintage! In addition, James Suckling gave this vintage 98 Points.
All in all, if you are a collector, this is a wine you should 100% own. It will without question go down as one of the all time great vintages of Sassicaia in history!
98 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
97 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93-96+ - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
95 - Wine Spectator
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower|