Tenuta San Guido have worked wonders with the superlative 2015 vintage and created what James Suckling calls “potentially one of the best Sassicaias in decades” to which he awards 98 points in his most recent tasting. Galloni’s early Bolgheri reports praise the style of the vintage and he says that the “warm, dry growing season produced generous, highly expressive wines” while Suckling praises 2015’s “momentous wines” Sassicaia is clearly one of the world’s great wines and the 2015 is one of their best ever vintages with the tell-tale hallmarks of purity and restraint matched with the power that the 2015 has throughout Bolgheri. Galloni has praised the potential of Cabernet Franc in Coastal Tuscany and the standard 15% Cabernet Franc added to the blend has added a real finesse in 2015 and helped to temper the effects of the heat of the vintage.
As usual, Guidalberto and Difese are one vintage ahead so we are offering the much-hyped 2016 vintage these are scored a healthy 94-95 and 92-93 respectively. 2016 is shaping up to be truly stellar – with perhaps even better potential than 2015 - Monica Larner calls the vintage “a beauty, with evident precision, focus and equilibrium.”. Don’t overlook these wines, they tend to sell quickly.
Wines will be shipped to the UK May 2018
All wines are available on an En Primeur basis. This means that payment for the wines is required up front. VAT and duty will be payable upon delivery unless delivered to a bonded account.
£565 ex. VAT & Duty / 6x75cl case
ONLY 4 CASES AVAILABLE
“Love the aromas to this young red with blackcurrants, sage, cinnamon and five-spice character. Changes all the time. Full-bodied, dense and powerful with a ripe and rich tannin backbone that gives form and beauty to the ripe and beautiful fruit. Tight and very long. Approachable now but will reward more in five to six years. A classic Sassicaia.” 98 points, January 2018, James Suckling, November 2016
£120 ex. VAT & Duty / 6x75cl case
ONLY 5 CASES AVAILABLE
"Wonderful aromas of ripe cabernet sauvignon such as currants and plums. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Linear and very long. Dynamic and beautiful. We will see, but this shows excellent potential.”
94-95, James Suckling, September 2017
2016 Le Difese
£65 ex. VAT & Duty / 6x75cl case
ONLY 5 CASES AVAILABLE
"Very aromatic and bright with strawberry, cherry and currant character. Hints of oranges. Full-bodied, linear and tight, showing ultra-fine tannins. Potential here.''
92-93, James Suckling, September 2017
As these wine are limited in stock we will be operating on a first come first served basis. Please let us know if any of these wines are of interest.
Genesis Fine Wine Team