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FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
For delivery charges to Highlands, Islands and outlying areas, please contact our Customer Service Team.


For deliveries into Hong Kong and Singapore, we offer a dedicated air and sea service.
For more details regarding delivery to Hong Kong, Singapore and all other destinations, please view our International Delivery information page.
Spirits cannot travel on our services to Hong Kong, Singapore or Macau and require separate shipments. Please contact our Customer Service Team for further information.


Our storage costs are highly competitive. We will happily accept cases or single bottles, charging pro-rata based on the number of bottles and length of storage period.
Unlike many other wine companies, our service includes storage of duty paid wines as well as in bond from any reputable source, not just those bought through FINE+RARE.
Please visit our F+R Storage information page for more details.


FINE+RARE can arrange delivery of your wines to your personal fine wine storage account:
Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).

Please contact our Customer Service Team if you have any questions.



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Average Score 84.0

My curiosity was sky-high in anticipation of the 1982 Sassicaia (famously still released as a Vino da Tavola, although the word Bolgheri was surreptitiously added to the front label regardless). Institutional farmers’ memory tells us that this was not a great vintage, but Sassicaia often delivers its biggest results in the annate piccole (the “smallest years”). Sadly, those high hopes for hidden greatest never came to fruition. The bottle I sampled opened to oxidized aromas and remained stuck in first gear. It had been uncorked approximately three hours prior and was double decanted. Heavy rain and frost characterized the winter and spring months in 1982 and cold weather returned toward the end of the growing season just prior to harvest. The vegetative cycle was slow to start and quick to finish as a result. This Sassicaia opens to dried fruit aromas with Asian spice, paprika, licorice and dried rose. Any fruit freshness has since vanished. The mouthfeel is relatively smooth, although you feel some tannic texture and grittiness on the finish. The wine never ascends, nor does it show a rapid decline or disintegration. Instead, it remains static and listless. Bottle variation could be an issue, but the 1982 Sassicaia is moving past its prime. If you've tasted the epic 1985 vintage, this is a disappointment. ||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., 2015

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