points. The 2012 Saffredi captures all the potential I
sensed last year. Fresh, vibrant and beautifully delineated in the glass, the
2012 speaks to balance above all else. All the elements meld together
effortlessly. The flavors are bold, dark and incisive, while attractive floral
and spice notes add an attractive upper register. Still very primary, the 2012
naturally needs time in bottle to fully come together. A final black of
red-fleshed stone fruits leaves a positive impression. The 2012 spent 22 months
in French oak, 70% new.