Grower's Note: At the end of malolactic fermentation, the wine started its aging in French oak barrels (for a third new) for 24 months before the bottling phase and the following ageing time in bottle before its commerce release.
Tasting Notes: Big, dense, youthful but surprisingly approachable. Last few times I’ve opened a young sassicaia (different vintages) they were tight as nails, but the rich fruit here comes through out of the bottle. Surely will improve over the years, this is a great wine.
This is certainly an exceptional Sassicaia, with a sumptuous nose of ripe, creamy black and red fruit with cedar and spice notes. The colour is by no means dark (as is often the case with Sassicaia), and the impression on the palate is one of controlled power underpinned by gorgeous sweetness and flowing elegance. This is a very confident wine with real authority and presence, beginning with a magnificent attack of rich cassis and ripe griotte cherry followed by cigar box and leather notes, and a long finish of savoury bay leaf and minerals. It's deceptively structured, the tannins wonderfully ripe, creamy and finely textured, while the juicy acidity also suggests that this wine has a very long life ahead of it. This 2015 exhibits everything that you’d want from Sassicaia - and more - because of its winning combination of winemaking savoir-faire, world-class terroir, old vine fruit, and an outstanding vintage. It is unarguably stunning.