Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Cabernet Franc 15%
The headline is that this wine does not seem to come from a hot vintage. This Sassicaia is elegant, precise with fine detail, the fruit voluptuous but surprisingly fresh.
Medium to dark ruby in appearance; the nose opens out invitingly in the glass (not in an overly-complex way) with notes of mulberry, ripe red plum, wild berries, a hint of dried rosemary; the palate is a joy – juicy, fresh, black cherry, blackberry, pomegranate, velvety ripe tannins, superbly balanced. The wine is so well-knit with the structure almost subliminal, the soft tannins poised for early consumption. After layers of red and black fruit, the finish is tidy and quite curt.