The 2018 Vintage marks the 50th Anniversary for the legendary Sassicaia, and it is as classic as ever. The growing season was certainly quite eventful, as it brought everything from rain, hail and heat. Nonetheless, despite these conditions the wine turned out exceptionally well, showing wonderful elegance and precision. It also displays gorgeous aromatics, which begin with beautiful red fruits and dark plums that are accented by exotic spices, fresh cut flowers, tobacco, wet stones and hints of fresh herb nuances rounding out the lovely bouquet. It goes on to impress with its wonderful overall balance, definition and structure. The tannins are firm, yet beautifully polished, as they frame the bright core that continues through the long, radiant finish. While the 2018 certainly shows early appeal, it also displays wonderful aging potential and will become even more compelling as it evolves gracefully over time.