This is the second label of Sassicaia.  It is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot.  Tasted at a tasting with more Sangiovese grapes did not help this wine.  Nor did the fact that this was from a not very good vintage in Tuscany and many of the others were from better vintages.  Still, this wine was a favorite of some.  Deep garnet in color.  The nose has tart cherries, some cassis, some tobacco and green bell pepper.  On the palate, the tannins are fully resolved.  Good acidity.  Slightly bitter cherries with some forest floor.  Short finish.  It is a good reason to drink wines blind as I originally scored it 87.  When i saw the label it was tempting to change that and I did revisit.  Still, it is what's in the bottle that matters and 2014 was a difficult vintage.  

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
87
Vintage: 
2014
Current Price: 
$45.00USD

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