Rich yet sleek, the 2009 Saggi delivers vibrant aromas and flavors of ripe wild strawberries, black currants and violets accented by notes of earth and spice. This wine is well-balanced, with delicious, mouth-filling acidity and a fine coating of dusty tannins that provide an expressive finish.
Blend: 62% Sangiovese, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Syrah
"More Sangiovese (62%) is in the blend this year, with Cabernet and Syrah filling out the rest. It’s dark and smoky, featuring an intriguing flavor mix of spun sugar and black cherry. It seems to hit a firm wall of toast and char that rounds out with some hours of breathing time. Certainly one of the best Saggi offerings to date."
"Bright, deep red-ruby; quite dark for sangiovese. Lively aromas of cherry, flowers, menthol and cocoa powder. Juicy, perfumed and intense, with brisk acidity and a floral topnote nicely lifting the strawberry fruit. Finishes with strong, chalky tannins and lovely length. Built to age: I'd forget about this for at least four or five years.
Rating: 91(+?) "
International Wine Cellar
"Fresh, vibrant and lively, with red berry, cherry and floral flavors, lingering on the focused finish that folds in hints of tea and toast. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah."