The Exceptional Vintage of Sassicaia 2012

2012 was a great year for Sassicaia, one of the world's most celebrated and beloved Super Tuscan wines. This vintage of Sassicaia is made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes grown in Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy. This vintage is often described as an “exceptional” vintage due to the perfect balance between tannins and acidity it boasts.

The history of this iconic is qute unique. The first official bottling of Sassicaia was in 1945 however the wine tasted very differently at that time compared to how we experience it now. Mario Incisa experimented with the blend for a few more years before reaching out to his cousin, Giacomo Tachis, who held the role of oenologist within the Antinori family. It was Giacomo who helped bring the blend to what we know it as today.

The 2012 vintage of this classic Italian can be enjoyed now, but will also age gracefully over twenty years or more prviding an ever-evolving drinking experience over time. The aroma and palate of this wine are both complex yet balanced with notes of dark fruits like blackberry, plum and cassis complemented by subtle herbal undertones such as thyme and rosemary. On the palate there is a wonderful balance between tannins and acidity giving way to a long finish that lingers on the tongue with flavors of licorice and tobacco.

Overall, this is an excellent vintage for Sassicaia that showcases its renowned pedigree in all its glory! Enjoy now or cellar for latr – either way you won't be disappointed!

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When Is the Best Time to Drink 2012 Sassicaia?

The 2012 Sassicaia can be enjoyed now, but will also benefit from some additional aging. It should be consumed betwen 2017 and 2035 for optimal enjoyment. The wine has a considerable pedigree and will age gracefully over the next 20 years. Its aromas and flavors will continue to develop and its tannins will mellow with time, creating an even more pleasurable drinking experience.

The Quality of Sassicaia Wine

Sassicaia is widely regarded as one of the best wines in the world. It has earned an outstanding 100-point rating from Robert Parker and a place in the prestigious “Super Tuscan” category of Italian red wines. The Sassicaia wines are typically a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, grown in Bolgheri, Tuscany. They have intense aromas of blackberry, cassis and tobacco with notes of leather, minerals, herbs and eucalyptus. On the palate, they have complex flavors of black fruits, dark chocolate, spices, licorice and . They are full-bodied with good tannic-acid balance and olfactory finesse. Overall, Sassicaia is an exceptional wine with an excellent vintage record that continues to impress connoisseurs arund the world.

The Varietal of Sassicaia Wine

Sassicaia is one of the original Super Tuscan wines, made up of mosty Cabernet Sauvignon with a small amount of Cabernet Franc. Its signature flavors and aromas are due to the combination of these two noble grapes. Cabernet Sauvignon is known for its deep color, intense tannins and concentrated flavors, while Cabernet Franc brings brighter fruit notes, softer tannins and herbal undertones. The perfect balance between these two grapes produces a wine that is supple in texture and elegant in flavor.

The Uniqueness of Sassicaia Wine

Sassicaia is a truy unique and special wine. It is produced in the Bolgheri DOC region of Italy and is made exclusively from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The grapes are grown on the estate's own vineyards, which have been carefully nurtured over the last 80 years, giving the wines a distinct character. The wine has an intense ruby red colour with aromas of blackcurrants, plums and cigar box that develop with age. On the palate it has a full body with firm tannins and balanced oak flavours. This gives it an elegant complexity rarely found in other reds wines. Sassicaia also has an impressive shelf life and can be enjoyed for up to 20 years after being bottled. The unique terroir of the Bolgheri region combined with its artisan craftsmanship make this wine truly special and highly sought after by connoisseurs all over the world.

Who is the Owner of Sassicaia?

The Sassicaia estate is owned and managed by the della Rocchetta family. This illustrious family has been producing high quality wines in Bolgheri, Italy for over 150 years. The current head of the della Rocchetta family is Marchese Nicolò Incisa della Rocchetta, who inherited the estate when his father passed away in 1985. Under the Marchese's leadership, Sassicaia has become one of Italy's most iconic wines, renowned for its complex blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (80% or more) and Cabernet Franc grapes. As a result of their tireless efforts and outstanding quality, Sassicaia was awarded Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) status in 1994, a distinction that is only gven to the very best Italian wines.


The 2012 vintage of Sassicaia is an exceptional vintage that showcases the best qualities of this one-of-a-kind Super Tuscan wine. The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes creates a complex wine with good tannic-acid balance and olfactory finesse. With its considerable pedigree, this vintage shoud age gracefully for twenty years or more. As a result, it is clear that the 2012 Sassicaia is a highly desirable wine that should be enjoyed now or cellared for future appreciation.

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