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1997 Saffredi, Fattoria Le Pupille

Maremma Toscana IGT (Toscana)

$95.00 per Bottle


2 Bottles




"Dark ruby, with a purple center. Loads of ripe fruit on the nose, with raisin, blackberry and spices. Full-bodied, with lots of berry, rosemary and tarragon character. Long and chewy. Lots of fruit and mint character. Needs time.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Best after 2009. 1,250 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 01/01/2007)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2009

"Deep, fresh ruby with a suggestion of garnet at the edge. Cassis, rosemary and sage on the precise nose, fused with vanilla and crème caramel from the oak and a hint of sweet charcoal. Spherical and elegant on the palate, with expressive blackcurrant and plum fruit and impeccable balance. Finishes with polished tannins. Not at all the blockbuster one might expect from a warm-climate cabernet of a superior vintage." Daniel Thomases, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2000)

Rating: 91

"The 1997 Saffredi is another wine that doesn't develop a ton in the glass. The ripe, opulent personality of the vintage is in evidence, but the wine is rather one-dimensional. Grilled herbs, worn-in leather and spices add a touch of nuance on the finish. Ultimately the 1997 is a pretty boring Saffredi, particularly when tasted within the context of more recent vintages." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2011)

Rating: 90
Drink from: 2013-2017

"Notably dark crimson with colour right out to the rim. Impressive freshness of fruit on the nose - really tense and exciting. This is the first wine from the beginning that shows real excitement and confidence. Very complete. Not a copy of bordeaux at all - with its own much warmer nuances. But tasted next to the 1999 it seems a bit coarse and galumphing - especially the tannin quality." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/25/2007)

Rating: 17+
Drink from: 2006-2015

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