In 2020, Tasting Notes
  Bok's Rating:

Sassicaia Bolgheri 2008
9.5 stars
7 Nov 2020

I arranged a vertical flight of very decent vintages of Sassicaia 1990, 1997, 2004 and 2008 in a blind tasting. 9 tasters were all very experienced wine connoisseurs, and my theme was to throw them off, as I requested them to guess the grape blend and varietal. Nobody was closed to guessing this as a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, not to mentioning naming the label being Sassicaia. I chose to report the 2008 vintage, as I think so far it’s best of the flight. Bouquet was quite muted with slight band aid, clinical nose. I really enjoyed the palate, as it was very red fruit dominated, which was very unlike the characters of the duo Cabernet varietals. The content was lively, the wine was dancing on my palate, extremely enjoyable. The tannins were not so obvious, more muted and soft in the background, however, it’s still a wine with definitive long aging potential. Do expect to enjoy this wine in 2050.

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