I don't think the faults I am referring to amount to a bad bottle, ie corked or TCA. This might be due to bottle variation. Just a strong hint of green leaves near the finish.
As for chianti's.....what I usually drink in most number are the Fontodi's and Fonterutoli lineups. Also some Brancaia.
My feeling was sometimes a wine in need of a lot of bottle time has still an inticing nose that seems to hint of things to come but this Sass really didn't have anything I would consider worthy of a $200 pricetag.