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Average Score 90.5

The 1998 Bolgheri Sassicaia made up handsomely for the shortcomings of the 1982 vintage tasting in this same vertical. By the way, Sassicaia was a Vino da Tavola wine until 1993 and became a denomination wine, Bolgheri Sassicaia, in 1994. You can see this change reflected on the label here. The 1998 vintage brought areas of spotted greatness across Tuscany, unlike the 1997 vintage that was consistently excellent across the region. Fortunately, Bolgheri was one of the sun-kissed areas that showed beautifully in 1998. Vines had ample underground reserves to brave the summer heat and avoid water stress. In addition, the growing season was marked by gentle breezes from the sea called Lebeccio winds by locals. These soft currents carried saline and marine tones from far offshore. You can just make out that briny minerality on the bouquet. The nose also delivers buoyant tones of dark fruit, spice and deeply balsamic herbal qualities. As the wine takes on more air, it reveals earthy accents of dried tobacco leaf and leather. Pungent accents of toasted chestnut or toasted almond husk reveal slight oxidation, but otherwise this is a stellar wine that is well along its evolutionary track. The mouthfeel is silky and long with a very fine tannic texture. It doesn’t have the timeless quality of the 1985 vintage, but this 1998 is impressive nonetheless. It stands strong now and will continue to hold for a decade or more. ||When Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi made a state visit to Washington, D.C. this past April, he packed a few bottles for the trip. He selected four wines to share with President Barack Obama. According to media reports they were Sassicaia (the 2011 vintage), Ornellaia, Tignanello and a Brunello di Montalcino by Mastrojanni. The statesmen sampled the wines together and President Obama joked that it would be “insulting” not to taste them. During a press conference, he turned to Renzi and smiled: “I will give you, Matteo, a report on whether it is up to the quality we expect.” |Born in Florence, Prime Minister Renzi made a sound selection of wines from his native Tuscany to share with the American president. Of these wines, none is more iconic than Sassicaia. Roughly one month prior to the White House wine summit, I was in Bolgheri at Tenuta San Guido to taste a few older vintages of Sassicaia including the 1982 and 1998. I was also able to taste preview samples of the excellent 2013 vintage and the challenging 2014 vintage. eRobertParker.com.June, 2015
The 1998 Sassicaia exhibits a dense ruby color with purple highlights and a classic nose of cedar, spice box, licorice, and black currants. Medium-bodied, powerful, extracted, and rich as well as elegant and well-balanced, it requires 2-3 years of cellaring, and should evolve for 15-20. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate # 137

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