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Milan Wine Event (Niko Romito at the Bulgari , Milan): Nonostante que 2002 sia stata una annata terribile....
We have been the biggest advocates that this 2002 is probably one of the best Sassicaias of the last 25 years drinking even better than our other fav the 1997 (Papies 94 plus) and on this occasion it shone even brighter than the past time we had tins 2 years ago. We had the joy of having followed this wine for the last 8 years and each time delivers a smile especially to lovers of classic old school bordereaux like us. We love serving like on this occasion to demanding palates and seeing their response. A ballerina of a wine is as pest a picture as ever we can paint for this. Devout of any over ripeness, excessive use of oak that we have seen in the mid 2000s at Tenuta San Guido when they probably thought Gaja style was the way fwd.
This 2002 probably is the result of our favorite partner in wine , Randomness. A ballerina indeed, soft and silky but very much present, effortlessly dancing around exhibiting a skill that one needs focus to pick the subtle signs of excellence, always "en pointe", harmonious movements but underlying it all a strength . Beautiful 96 and what a way to close our event. (10/12/2022)