2013 Le Pupille Saffredi

Year: 2013
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Vinous Media: 95+
James Suckling: 98
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$59.95

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Alicante

"The 2013 Saffredi is every bit as special from bottle as it was when I first tasted it in barrel. Wonderfully fresh, vibrant and nuanced, the 2013 possesses striking depth to match its explosive personality. A rush of blue and purplish-hued fruits, licorice, spice and new leather built into the powerful, deeply layered finish. The 2013 is a superb edition of the flagship Saffredi. It's as simple as that." (VM)

"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." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Wine Description:
Saffredi takes its name and is dedicated to Elisabetta's father-in-law and mentor, "Fredi." This classic Bordeaux blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is embellished with a tinge of Syrah to add a voluptuous note. Treated to aging in French oak barriques for 18 months, this cru has become one of the benchmarks of the Super Tuscan category.

Tasting Notes:
Rich garnet red in color, with an opulent bouquet of black plums, cassis, cedar spice, and violet this wine exudes pedigree. Warm and luscious, the fruit expands on the palate as the well integrated tannins fill the mouth. Long and lingering the finish is unforgettable.

Food Pairing:
Pair with elegant, layered pasta dishes, grilled game preparations or roasted prime rib.