Fattoria Le Pupille Maremma Toscana Saffredi 2016 6L
Elisabetta Geppetti and her daughter Clara are passionate ambassadors of Tuscany's Maremma region, establishing Fattoria Le Pupille as one of its leading producers. Saffredi is an iconic wine from two small vineyards sites at 250 meters elevation. Here, unique soils produce world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot vines. Saffredi has been referred to as the "Lafite of Tuscany."
JS99: Incredible aromas of dark berries, lavender, rosemary, licorice and dried flowers. Spice. Full body and fantastic tannin texture with great length. Goes on for minutes. Muscular yet wonderfully formed and refined. A glorious Saffredi. Drink in 2022.
WA98: The 2016 Saffredi brings full-throttled intensity in a very well-balanced wine. The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (30%) and Petit Verdot (10%) spends 18 months in mostly new oak. This vintage is compact, firm and precise, with lovely floral aromas on the bouquet in front of blackberry and plum. Long oak toasting gives the wine tasty notes of spice and cinnamon and rounds the bouquet off nicely. The mouthfeel is soft and velvety. This is a complex, integrated and absolutely beautiful wine.