Full-bodied, with firm yet fine-grained tannins, I Sodi di San Niccolò is a rich and elegant wine that offers aromas of ripe cherries, dark berries, and currants which are complemented by notes of vanilla, leather, and cedar. On the palate, this wine is full and rich with high aging potential.
"A landmark wine for Tuscany, the 2009 I Sodi di S. Niccolo (85-15 Sangioveto and Malvasia Nera) is a deeply sophisticated wine that puts its pedigree on full display both on the bouquet and in the mouth. The quality of the fruit is outstanding and you can distinguish each aromatic descriptor with total clarity – from plump cherry to savory spice. The focus and integration are outstanding. I Sodi sees oak for two years and has the legs to age fifteen years or more. "
The Wine Advocate
"An unusually ripe, flashy wine from this estate, the flagship 2009 I Sodi di San Niccolo graces the palate with exquisite textural finesse and pure energy. In 2009, Sodi is soft, seamless and very pretty, but the trademark acidity and structure are there too. I imagine the 2009 will drink better young than the vast majority of recent releases, and that is a very good thing for those who can't wait."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"This is loaded with ripe fruit and new wood. A little too much. But it's rich and round with loads of vanilla, chocolate and dried fruits. Should come better together with bottle age. One of the biggest Sodi di S. Niccolo in years. Sangiovese and Malvasia. Try in 2015."
"This nicely oaky red remains very fresh and elegant, offering a core of cherry, leather and savory flavors. The long, spicy and minerally finish shows purity, with fine balance and harmony. Better than previously reviewed."