Sassicaia 2000 presents itself with an excellent color and very soft in the mouth, thanks to polymerization of polyphenols which started while the grapes were still on the vine prior to harvest. The sweetness of the tannins makes it a wine that is very elegant in style, supported by a remarkable structure. This structure will give it a higher than average longevity and in addition, the wine will indubitably benefit from a minimum of 2-3 years of aging in glass bottles, a characteristic which is common to many vintages of Sassicaia.
Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc
"Deep red-ruby. Knockout nose combines raspberry, dark cherry, smoke, coffee, minerals and sexy coconutty oak. Then rich and very complex without any undue weight on the palate, offering deep, concentrated flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, cassis, balsamic herbs and cedar. This still very young wine offers a rare combination of density, intensity of flavor and vinosity, finishing with fine-grained tannins and subtle notes of pepper and herbs. Along with the 2004, this is my choice for the best Sassicaia of the last 20 years, in a classic, ultra-clean and refined style. The 2001 vintage in Bolgheri was characterized by a deep freeze at Easter time (with temperatures down to -6°C), which greatly reduced eventual vine yields and caused a 10%-15% decrease in overall production. A cooler than average September prolonged the ripening and brought more hang time for the fruit, allowing for optimal ripeness and the potential for complex, long-lived wines."
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