JS 94 WE 94 IWC 91+ WA 91 WS 90 Pts - According to James Suckling - This is a wonderful wine with orange peel, chocolate, currant and blackberries. Full and round with velvety tannins and a long caressing finish. Very fine. Best ever. Try after 2015.
According to Wine Enthusiast - A Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc blend, this shows immense density and richness, and it exudes bright tones of cherry, blackberry, chocolate, tar, clove and licorice. The bouquet is elegant and complex, but the smoothness of the mouthfeel is what sets this wine apart.
According to International Wine Cellar - Medium saturated dark ruby. Smoky red cherry and peony aromas are complicated by ink, cocoa and herbs on the aromatic nose. Then creamy and superripe in the middle, with a hint of game adding complexity to the chocolatey red berry and underbrush flavors. Finishes with utterly suave, mounting tannins.
According to Wine Advocate - The 2009 Sondraia wraps around the palate with blackberries, smoke, licorice and new leather. Layers of flavor develop on the mid-palate, leading to the dark, brooding, totally explosive finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.
According to Wine Spectator - A rich and supple texture up front paves the way for cherry, blackberry and violet flavors. As this finishes, the firm structure takes over, which will ensure a decade of development. Fine length. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2014 through 2024.
Winemaker Notes - After just a few vintages Sondraia has become a classic in the Bolgheri area, thanks to a style that seeks a powerful profile but with harmony and finesse. Perfectly ripe grapes and painstaking work in the cellar yeald a wine with intense notes of fresh fruit and herbs which follow through on the palate, where the wine opens up with great class and silky smoothness. 14.5% ABV.