Sassicaia 2019 Investment
By Jeremy Howard, CEO & Co-Founder

Sassicaia 2019 Investment

  • Sassicaia 2019 is the most attractive Sassicaia vintage right now, in terms of score and price.
  • The 2019 is the third best in Sassicaia history, with 98 points from Wine Advocate, bettered only by the 1985 and 2016.
  • Sassicaia has been a phenomenal investment performer as demand for top Super Tuscans has ignited across the world. We see no signs of this demand abating.
  • The 2019 Sassicaia is a ‘must own’ vintage (along with the 2016) in all serious portfolios. Collectors need to grab it now whilst it is still available at a ‘primary market’ price.

Sassicaia 2019: The Most Attractive Sassicaia Today

Sassicaia 2019 has the most attractive combination of score and price today. Scoring 98 points from Wine Advocate, and priced at only USD 1,750 per (6x75cl), it is significantly undervalued versus other vintages:

Sassicaia 2019 Scores v Price

Sassicaia 2019 is the third best ever vintage (since production started in 1968), and its current price compares very favourably with the only two vintages to outscore it (1985 and 2016):

Sassicaia: A Proven Investment Performer

Sassicaia has earned a reputation amongst collectors as one of the most reliable investment performers of the past decade. The global obsession with Super Tuscans shows no sign of abating, and Sassicaia is now the undisputed ‘king’ of this category (Masseto being made in too small a quantity to be a widely owned name). The performance of the Sassicaia 2015 is a good indicator of how demand has exploded for this producer. The 2015, despite scoring ‘only’ 97 points from Wine Advocate, has risen over +200% in less than three years: 

Sassicaia 2015 Price AppreciationSassicaia 2019: Third Best Vintage since 1968

The 2019 vintage of Sassicaia is, according to Wine Advocate, the third best vintage ever (production began in 1968). It scores a superb 98 points from Monica Larner. As an aside, a handful of bottles of Sassicaia 1968 are available on the secondary market, with decent quality bottles now worth around US$2,000 per bottle. Monica Larner tasted a bottle of the 1968 in 2017 and scored it 96+ points, noting “a level of energy and verve that absolutely defies its age.” She said it would drink until 2026 at least! This bodes very well for modern iterations like 2015, 2016 and 2019, which clearly have a spectualar 50 year life ahead of them. 

Returning to the Sassicaia 2019, of this Larner writes: 

“The 2019 is one of the prettiest and most balanced editions of Sassicaia we've seen this past decade, along with the back-to-back duo of 2016 and 2015. The 2019 marries the precision of the 2016 with the rich fruit weight of the 2015 … 2019 is one of the great vintages in the modern history of Bolgheri Sassicaia. It is elegant and forthcoming now (although the wine must be given ample time to open), and it promises to withstand the test of time. The 2019 Bolgheri Sassicaia is a wine to collect and keep.”

The Sassicaia 2019 will continue to improve, according to Larner, until least 2055.

This wine is an absolute ‘must own’ for every serious collector (along with the 2016, of course!). 

All Sassicaia Vintages (since 1968) – Ranked by Wine Advocate Score


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