Sapaio, Bolgheri Superiori D.O.C. 2015


A Bordeaux blend from Bolgheri area in Tuscany that requires 18 months in barrique and 8 in bottle. A production of 20,000 bottles only that represents the best of Sapaio.

Winery: Sapaio
Location: Toscana, Italy
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Petit Verdot 20%, Cabernet Franc 10%
Type: Red
Volume: 750ml
Year: 2015

James Suckling: 96
“Could be one of the best Sapaios in years thanks in part to a beautiful ripe fruit and acid balance. Fantastic intensity here. Love the depth and richness of blackcurrant and dark-chocolate character showing now.”
Wine Spectator: 93
“This wine was previously part of the Bolgheri Superiore appellation but is classified as an IGT Toscana wine in this vintage. The 2015 Sapaio represents a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot and 10% Cabernet Franc that ages in French oak for 16 months. The wine is dark and luscious with a thick and rich quality of dark fruit. Purple plum, blackberry and cherry emerge with fragrant intensity. The wine boats a beautiful texture that is soft and powerful at once. Give it a year or two to rest and relax in the bottle. The personality is still nervous and vinous at this young stage in its life.”
Rating: 93+
The Wine Advocate: 93
“Much of the fruit used here comes from vineyards in Bibbona (not Bolgheri). The 2015 Sapaio is a little understated compared to the 2016 edition of this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. This expression offers dark fruit and rich texture. The approach offered here shows lots of density paired with slightly more measured depth.”

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