Tenuta San Guido

Sassicaia 2018

Limitiert

voluminös & kräftig
tanninreich
99–100
100
2
Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Cabernet Franc 20%
5
rot
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2028–2068
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
3
Lobenberg: 99–100/100
International Wine Report: 98/100
Parker: 97+/100
Galloni: 97/100
Suckling: 97/100
Decanter: 97/100
6
Italien, Toscana, Maremma
7
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation
lobenberg

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Sassicaia 2018

99–100
/100

Lobenberg: 50 Jahre Sassicaia, 2018 ist der Jubiläumsjahrgang. Und dazu ein extrem puristischer, archetypischer Jahrgang für Sassicaia, in seiner Reinheit und Ausdruckskraft einfach unverwechselbar Toscana und Maremma und Tenuta San Guido. Man meint immer noch zu erahnen, dass die Klone dereinst von Chateau Latour stammten. 2018 ist krystallklar und erinnert mich sehr an 2016. Die Nase ist durchaus auch von Cabernet Franc geprägt, Himbeere, Kirsche, Wildblumen, süße Lavendel, Rosmarin, Pflaume, dazu ein wenig Phenolik von Rappen. Es folgt schwarze und grüne Olive, also der genau passende Touch frischer Unreife und Rappigkeit, der die Balance hält (wird da etwa ein Teil nicht entrappt?), etwas Teer, schwarze Kirsche, Brombeere, Cassis. Hier ist sie, die Cabernet Sauvignon von Chateau Latour. Im Antrunk folgt ein unglaublich seidiges Mundgefühl, etwas rote Paprika, wieder reife Pflaume, Zedernholz, eine Spur Tabak, Piementpfeffer, Caramell, ein winziger Hauch Teer und Goudron, dominiert aber von konzentrierter, süßer roter Johannisbeere. Ungeheuer dicht und vibrierend in pikanter Fülle und zugleich verspielter Seidigkeit. Das alles in einem sexy Korsett, der Sassicaia bleibt enorm gebündelt und konzentriert am Gaumen. Sehr langer Nachhall, ordentlich Druck am Gaumen. Geniale Frische, hohe Säure. Und in warmen Jahren wie 2018, in denen Sassicaia trotz des feuchten Frühjahrs dennoch ganz ohne grüne Paprika bei hoher Säure vollreif wird, kommen wir einem Ideal-Cabernet schon ziemlich nah. Nicht Chateau Latour, aus dessen Klonen der Ursprung erwuchs, auch nicht hochreifes Californien oder gar üppiges Saint Emilion, aber sicher mit dabei im Reigen der besten pikanten Cool-Climate Cabernets. Eher drahtig dynamisch in der finessereichen Spannung als powerfull und üppig. Im Grunde eher Chateau Lafite Rothschild als Chateau Latour. Und 2018 wandelt qualitativ durchaus auf den Spuren der allerbesten Jahre hier, großer, langlebiger Stoff aus Sassicaias 50. Jubiläumsjahr. 99-100/100

98
/100

International Wine Report über: Sassicaia

-- International Wine Report: The 2018 Vintage marks the 50th Anniversary for the legendary Sassicaia, and it is as classic as ever. The growing season was certainly quite eventful, as it brought everything from rain, hail and heat. Nonetheless, despite these conditions the wine turned out exceptionally well, showing wonderful elegance and precision. It also displays gorgeous aromatics, which begin with beautiful red fruits and dark plums that are accented by exotic spices, fresh cut flowers, tobacco, wet stones and hints of fresh herb nuances rounding out the lovely bouquet. It goes on to impress with its wonderful overall balance, definition and structure. The tannins are firm, yet beautifully polished, as they frame the bright core that continues through the long, radiant finish. While the 2018 certainly shows early appeal, it also displays wonderful aging potential and will become even more compelling as it evolves gracefully over time. 98/100

97+
/100

Parker über: Sassicaia

-- 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+/100

97
/100

Galloni über: Sassicaia

-- Galloni: The 2018 Sassicaia is fabulous. Bright and beautifully poised, the 2018 opens with brilliant aromatics that make a strong first impression. Delicate and light on its feet, the 2018 is a regal wine that is going to need a number of years to come into its own. Sassicaia is the most finessed of Bolgheri’s top wines. That is very much the case in 2018 as well. I loved it.A cold winter led to a late spring and delayed start to the year. May and June saw some heat, but only moderate temperatures. Only July was truly warm, with minimal diurnal shifts. Cool winds arrived again in August, and temperatures dropped quickly, especially at night. Mid-August saw some rain. Harvest started on September 7 with the Franc and wrapped up on the 29th with the last of Cabernet Sauvignon. The year favored the estate’s oldest vineyards, those on hillside sites. The 2018 spent 19 months in oak, two-thirds new, a bit more new oak than the norm. The blend is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Franc, a bit less Franc than is often the case, as Franc suffered more under the conditions of the season. 97/100

97
/100

Suckling über: Sassicaia

-- Suckling: 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. Try after 2024. 97/100

97
/100

Decanter über: Sassicaia

-- Decanter: The 2018 vintage was fresher than usual in Bolgheri, mainly due to a rainy spring which was challenging, but also following a cooler end to August. The higher vineyards on which Sassicaia could rely produced grapes with an outstanding quality of phenolics, benefitting from a useful fruit-set and mild September. The severe selection of the grapes - with a level of production similar to that of the dry 2017 - did the rest. Restrained red and black currant aromas are allied to aromatic herbs such as eucalyptus leaf and rosemary, completed by coffee bean, earthy tones and cedar. This is a wine focussed on fresh fruit, with a savoury citrus finish proving its depth. The tight-knit structure is firm with chalky yet ripe tannins and extremely fresh, natural and long acidity. More elegant than powerful, this 2018 is perfectly integrated with the Sassicaia style, full of tension. Not immediately ready to drink but promising stunning finesse. 97/100

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