Il Sassicaia, father of all the Super Tuscans, born in Bolgheri in 1968 con with vineyards of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (planted in 1944) with the intention to produce wines similar to Premier Cru Classe of Bordeaux like Latour e Mouton Rothschild.
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 1972
One of the rarest examples of the true father of all Super Tuscans and…my vintage too! ’72 is one of the poorest vintages ever in Europe and yet this bottle was the cleanest of the trio. Sour orange, cranberries, lemon peel and basil. A phenomenal clean palate with a lovely acidity and an round tannic structure! An absolute surprise to find this cult wine in such a great shape!
Château Mouton Rothschild 1970
One of the greatest bottles of this mythical winery I have ever had in my life. A really gently seductive first growth Bordeaux with the most elegant cola, white truffles and exotic fruit aromas with a velvet touch and a never ending finish. Score 98/100 I’m in love!
Chateau Latour 1970
The darkest energy of the ’70’s comparative lunch. It opened up immediately with an earthy, cigar and leather nose and a bucket full of prunes. No doubts this was the fuller bodied one, still with gripping tannins and a very structure palate. A very intense eucalyptus, soy sauce, coffee and a smoky finish started to pop out after an hour from the start. Smoking!