2013 Fattoria Le Pupille Saffredi ToscanaBlend from Italy
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"Saffredi is born in 1987 from the vineyard planted around Magliano 7 years before, by Elisabetta’s mentor, Fredi, and his dear friend Giacomo Tachis. Fredi was never able to t...
- 98 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
98 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"There's a lot to say, and admire, about the 2013 Saffredi. First off all, this is the first growing cycle made under the careful watch of enologist Luca D'Attoma. This makes all the difference. One of his changes is an increased focus on Petit Verdot, which makes up to 15% of the blend in this case. The other grapes used are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. But the increased role of Petit Verdot has awarded this vintage with stunning precision, linearity and balance. It's like a light switch has suddenly been turned on. Petit Verdot on the Tuscan Coast tends to show softer and fuller lines. In this wine, you taste the tonic crunchiness of the grape skins instead. The dark concentration of the wine is pleasurable and rich, and there's a final acidic signature that closes the deal in style. Congratulations."
98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"This is another great Saffredi following the perfect 100-point 2012. I tasted it a year ago and thought it was sensational. Even better now. It's so dense and structured yet shows a lively, jazz-like vibe that gives it form and beauty. Needs at least four to five years to soften. Powerful and muscular. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petit verdot."
"Saffredi is born in 1987 from the vineyard planted around Magliano 7 years before, by Elisabetta’s mentor, Fredi, and his dear friend Giacomo Tachis. Fredi was never able to taste the fruits of his vineyard, for this Elisabetta decided to dedicate this wine to the grandfather of her daughters. After its release, Saffredi becomes very quickly the legend it still is today." -Winery
98 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
98 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha, vanilla and tobacco|