A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Cabernet Franc, the latter being a little lower in the blend than usual. A classical and fairly reserved mixture of sweet small ripe red and black berry fruits mixed with herbs and pencil lead notes, edgy well defined tannins provide a firm backbone but the intensity of fruit on the finish is clear. A wine of grip, tight-knit structure, length and purity.
Sassicaia needs little introduction. Five parcels of land, owned by the same family since 1800 and set five miles inland from the Tuscan coastine at altitudes ranging from 250 - 600 feet above sea level. Grown on stony soils, aged in 1/3 new french oak for twenty months, and a further six in bottle prior to release. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc. It is a simple equation, yet from it comes Italian vinous royalty. Time and again the sense of terroir present in Tenuta san Guido's Sassicaia is recognised and revered. Silky tannins and finesse are the hallmarks, and always the focus on elegance over power.