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Sassicaia Sassicaia Rmp 94 2009

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Dunkelviolettes Schwarzrot; aristokratisch nobel die Nase; schwarze Beeren, etwas Cassis, Edelhölzer und leichte Rauch- sowie Minztöne. Im Gaumen mit offener Frucht, typischen Cabernet Sauvignon- und Cabernet Franc-Aromen (Peperoni, Kräuter, weisser Pfeffer). Recht füllig, dicht gewobene Tannine. Beeindruckend die elegante Balance zwischen Frucht, Säure und Holz.

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he Incisa della Rocchetta family were important a figures in the medieval and Renaissance history of Northern Italy The MARQyiSATE of incisa controlled the two banks of the river belbo. between the langhe and the plains of Alessandria, in the long line of the incisa della rocchetta family there stands out first of all Leopold, cameral magistrate to the 'Imperial Royal government of lombardy a... Read more
he Incisa della Rocchetta family were important a figures in the medieval and Renaissance history of Northern Italy The MARQyiSATE of incisa controlled the two banks of the river belbo. between the langhe and the plains of Alessandria, in the long line of the incisa della rocchetta family there stands out first of all Leopold, cameral magistrate to the 'Imperial Royal government of lombardy and veneto' up to 1840. when he left public office to ret irk to the ancestral home in rocchetta tanaro. here. in the family business. he would cultivate his passion for viticulture. leopold would publish two catalogues of the precious italian and foreign vines collected by him. books which are still today considered to be a bibliographical rarity. rich in observations and intuition that are still valid. Almost a century later his great-grandson mario incisa della rocchetta would draw inspiration from these catalogues for his grafts of bordeaux vine cuttings. first on the family lands at the occhetta and. with the success that is known worldwide. on the land of bolgheri. which became part of the family possessions in 1930 on h is marriage to h is beloved Clarice della Gherardesca. From its first commercialization 40 years ago. at the wish of mario incisa della rocchetta. on the sassicaia label there appeared a family seal dating back to Medieval times representing the ideal testimony of the continuous love of the incisas for their lands. Read less

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07/21/2013

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External Reviews for Sassicaia Sassicaia Rmp 94

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2009 Sassicaia is unusually big, rich and opulent. Layers of fruit saturate the palate as the 2009 explodes from the glass with a heady melange of dark berries, plums, menthol, licorice and new leather. This is an especially racy Sassicaia. Readers who enjoy the classicism of Sassicaia are likely to find the 2009 too rich, especially at this early stage. The wine needs at least a few years in bottle to drop some of its baby fat. Despite its huge fruit, the 2009 is also pretty closed down and not anywhere close to being ready to show off its pedigree. Sassicaia is arguably Italyandrsquo;s most famous wine, so itandrsquo;s always great when it lives up to its reputation. Anticipated maturity: 2019andndash;2039.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
03/29/2013

Dunkelviolettes Schwarzrot; aristokratisch nobel die Nase; schwarze Beeren, etwas Cassis, Edelhölzer und leichte Rauch- sowie Minztöne. Im Gaumen mit offener Frucht, typischen Cabernet Sauvignon- und Cabernet Franc-Aromen (Peperoni, Kräuter, weisser Pfeffer). Recht füllig, dicht gewobene Tannine. Beeindruckend die elegante Balance zwischen Frucht, Säure und Holz.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Sassicaia has been showing amazing results in recent years, and the 2009 vintage opens with all the intensity and beauty you should expect of Italy’s flagship super Tuscan. Notes of blackberry, soft spice, chocolate, espresso and a touch of rosemary oil make for a beautiful bouquet. The mouthfeel is long, supple and rich. Drink after 2020.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

This tightly knit, dense red is full of black currant, cherry, herb and spice flavors. The tannins are aggressive now, but this is long and detailed, with an herb and spice aftertaste. A classy wine. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2014 through 2028.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

The 2009 Sassicaia is unusually big, rich and opulent. Layers of fruit saturate the palate as the 2009 explodes from the glass with a heady melange of dark berries, plums, menthol, licorice and new leather. This is an especially racy Sassicaia. Readers who enjoy the classicism of Sassicaia are likely to find the 2009 too rich, especially at this early stage. The wine needs at least a few years in bottle to drop some of its baby fat. Despite its huge fruit, the 2009 is also pretty closed down and not anywhere close to being ready to show off its pedigree. Sassicaia is arguably Italy’s most famous wine, so it’s always great when it lives up to its reputation. Anticipated maturity: 2019–2039.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Bright full ruby. Pure, perfumed aromas of blackberry, cassis, lead pencil, violet and minerals, complicated by a superripe note of crushed raspberry. Extremely primary and pure, offering sharply defined cassis, violet and mineral flavors of great class. The perfectly integrated acidity and a vibrant floral character from the cabernet franc give the middle palate terrific lift. Though very ripe in its flavor profile, this wine conveys a rare lightness of touch that is typical of Sassicaia but rare for this vintage on the Tuscan Coast. Finishes with noble tannins and outstanding palate-staining length. For all its creamy power and charm, I really like this wineandrsquo;s balance and the subtle delivery of its complex flavors. I have tasted every vintage of Sassicaia on countless occasions and, other than the legendary 1985, I have no doubt that this is one of the two or three best Sassicaias at a similar stage of development. Though the 2009 wonandrsquo;t surpass the once-in-a-lifetime 1985, it is starting out its life in bottle with almost the same perfectly balanced, opulent creamy texture and depth of that incredible wine, which I remember tasting both in Rome and in Tuscany immediately upon release. In fact, that wine was so good that even though I was still a university student (and thus on a student budget), it was the first time in my life I ever bought a full case. If I were a university student today, Iandrsquo;d do the same with the 2009, even though the price of Sassicaia is far higher today. Thereandrsquo;s profound potential here, but younger wine writers and consumers who werenandrsquo;t seriously involved in tasting back in the andrsquo;80s may well be surprised by this wineandrsquo;s voluptuous, atypically opulent texture and thus miss its sheer greatness.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Bright full ruby. Pure, perfumed aromas of blackberry, cassis, lead pencil, violet and minerals, complicated by a superripe note of crushed raspberry. Extremely primary and pure, offering sharply defined cassis, violet and mineral flavors of great class. The perfectly integrated acidity and a vibrant floral character from the cabernet franc give the middle palate terrific lift. Though very ripe in its flavor profile, this wine conveys a rare lightness of touch that is typical of Sassicaia but rare for this vintage on the Tuscan Coast. Finishes with noble tannins and outstanding palate-staining length. For all its creamy power and charm, I really like this wine’s balance and the subtle delivery of its complex flavors. I have tasted every vintage of Sassicaia on countless occasions and, other than the legendary 1985, I have no doubt that this is one of the two or three best Sassicaias at a similar stage of development. Though the 2009 won’t surpass the once-in-a-lifetime 1985, it is starting out its life in bottle with almost the same perfectly balanced, opulent creamy texture and depth of that incredible wine, which I remember tasting both in Rome and in Tuscany immediately upon release. In fact, that wine was so good that even though I was still a university student (and thus on a student budget), it was the first time in my life I ever bought a full case. If I were a university student today, I’d do the same with the 2009, even though the price of Sassicaia is far higher today. There’s profound potential here, but younger wine writers and consumers who weren’t seriously involved in tasting back in the ’80s may well be surprised by this wine’s voluptuous, atypically opulent texture and thus miss its sheer greatness.


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Dunkelviolettes Schwarzrot; aristokratisch nobel die Nase; schwarze Beeren, etwas Cassis, Edelhölzer und leichte Rauch- sowie Minztöne. Im Gaumen mit offener Frucht, typischen Cabernet Sauvignon- und Cabernet Franc-Aromen (Peperoni, Kräuter, weisser Pfeffer). Recht füllig, dicht gewobene Tannine. Beeindruckend die elegante Balance zwischen Frucht, Säure und Holz.

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