Saffredi is an Italian red that has set the standard for wines on the coast of Tuscany for the past four decades. We tasted almost every vintage of the wine ever made last summer and found the Bordeaux blend’s best bottles were the most recent releases. Here are the top five vintages of Fattoria Le Pupille Toscana Saffredi.

All-in finesse and length, with fabulous ripe fruit and perfumed, floral and berry aromas. Full body and ultrafine tannins that caress your palate. Long and beautiful. A perfect wine. Drink it now as it’s gorgeous! 100 points

Another great Saffredi after the perfect 100-point 2012. I tasted it a year ago and thought it sensational. Even better now. Dense and structured yet shows a lively, jazzlike vibe that gives it form and beauty. Needs four to five years to soften. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petit verdot. 98 points

A powerful and ripe red with lots of dried berry, chocolate, meat and currant character. Full body, chewy and ripe tannins, and a tight and tannic finish. Needs a few years to soften. Shows the heat of the vintage. Better in 2018. 97 points

This is a seamless wine with blackberry, black currant and liquorice. Full body, silky tannins, and a long and fresh finish. This shows such a beautiful depth and length. Drink or hold. 97 points

A racy and refined wine with deep and rich fruit and ultrafine tannins. Full body, firm and silky. Goes on for minutes. Just opening now. 96 points

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