2014 Le Pupille Saffredi

Year: 2014
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 92
James Suckling: 96
Gambero Rosso: Tre Bicchieri
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :


60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot

"This perfumed red offers aromas of cedar, sage, black currant and oak spice. Vivid acidity drives the complex flavors, with substantial grip on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2020 through 2030. -B.S." (WS)

"The 2014 Saffredi is on the market now, but could use more time to age and develop. The bouquet is slow to open and once it does, it shows dark fruit intensity with blackberry and dried cherry at the front. The are tight aromas of spice, cured leather and dark chocolate as well. This edition of Saffredi shows good textural richness in the mouth, but the overall effect is leaner and more compact compared to the excellent vintage that precedes it. Because that tannic firmness still needs time to relax, this bottle is definitely premature to drink now." (WA)

"Sexy blueberry, spice and black pepper. Mushroom. Full body and ultra-fine tannins. Extremely long and just starting to come around now. Needs a little more time in bottle. Splendid finish. Try in 2019 but already amazing." (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.