2009 Miani Sauvignon Saurint

Miani’s 2009 Sauvignon Saurint is in great shape today. Intense varietal notes emerge from the bouquet, followed by apricot pit, succulent peach, smoke and mint as this beautifully resonant, large-scaled Sauvignon shows off its class. Even with all of its richness, streaks of salinity from the mineral-rich soils of Buttrio confer energy and tension. When the 2009 Saurint was young I thought it might develop quickly in bottle because of the warm vintage; instead, it has aged with magnificent poise. Readers fortunate to own the 2009 are in for a treat. 95/Drinking window: 2015-2021.


--Antonio Galloni