97+ points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "[$115 list] Fattoria le Pupille releases its top wine, the 2019 Saffredi, earlier than the rest. This blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot is explosive. The percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon has been slightly increased in this vintage (and we can expect the same in the warm 2020 vintage that saw the percentage of Merlot further reduced). This 2019 expression boasts a very compact and powerful quality of fruit with deep intensity, thick layering and a velvety texture. This is a real beauty that should be put aside for a few more years of aging. Drink: 2023-2043. (Oct 2021)"
97 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2019 Saffredi is one of the most elegant wines I have ever tasted here. It offers a beguiling mix of opulence in its fruit profile with a classic sense of structure that holds it all together. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, mocha, licorice, leather and cloves infuse the 2019 with notable darkness. I would give the 2019 a few years to soften, as the tannins are pretty imposing today. Drink 2027-2044 (Jul 2022)."
97 points Falstaff Guide: "Rich, impenetrable ruby-purple colour. Intense notes of dark berries, cassis, mulberries and some dark chocolate on the nose. Full-bodied and dense on the palate with grippy, hearty tannins, cinnamon and cloves on the long, rounded finish. (Sep 2022)."
96 points & '#8 Top 100 Wines of 2022' Wine Spectator: "A deep, polished red, whose black currant, blackberry, plum, violet and oak spice aromas and flavors mesh well with the dense structure, showing terrific length. Very focused and balanced, this needs a few years to integrate. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2024 through 2037. (Sep 2022)."
|Blend||70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot|