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  • Country ranking ?

    161
  • Producer ranking ?

    10
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Rib Eye Steaks with Demi-Glace and White Bean Purée

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The Story

After almost 30 years of experimentation and solid work the Marquis decided to release Sassicaia´s 1968 vintage to the open market using his cousin´s, Antinori´s distribution network in the early 1970s, with instant sensation. At a Decanter tasting of Cabernet wines in London, 1978, Sassicaia from vintage 1972 beat all the other 33 wines of France and California, and since then Sassicaia has been one of the leading wines in the world and in gr...

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Wine Information

The climate was excellent for the entire year. Between late autumn and early winter, we had very rigid temperatures that favoured the vegetative arrest of the plants. From mid-winter to late spring the rainfalls were incessant, combined with temperatures slightly below seasonal average. The bud pushing, as well as the following phenology phases up to the flowering, started with little delay. The summer season was very good, with sunshine and t...

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Dark, ruby with a slight watery rim; elegant nose, still youthful, but elegant with hints of cedar wood and cigar box, blackcurrant, cherry and mineral notes; very dense and structured palate, finely distributed tannin, lingering and persistent with elegant, red and dark fruit, well balanced with a very fine length - serious potential.

  • 95p

Decanted,very dark ruby colour, no watery rim,very ripe nose of black berries , plums and vanilla,still lots of tannins and acidity , but well balanced,medium finish.Almost at it's peak now, not much aging potential.

  • 92p
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Origin

Toscana, Tuscany

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Satisfactory

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None
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