Aroma of raspberries, mint, cassis, and licorice and rose petals. Strikingly smooth and elegant with blackberry and spice. Full to medium bodied. It seems to have the weight and balance of a wine from Margaux. Very refined. Drinking well now
This is still too early but I really wanted to try it. Rewarding. The wine has a warm, expressive nose though with an off-putting whiff of alcohol. All is forgiven when the wine gets in the mouth. Lush and soft opening with black cherry compote, evolving to warm stewed red fruit preserves. (Sorry. Tried to nail it down but failed.) the finish is long with a bit of eaucalyptus and minerality and ripe red fruit, though shut down by strong fine tannins. If I had half a case of this in the cellar which, sadly, I do not, I would open one every two years and be dramatically rewarded on bottles 3 - 6. This is a special wine, even with its youthful indiscretions.
Nicely floral start with black and blue fruit. Still a bit firm, but with nicely rich, rounded fruit, hints of chocolate and espresso. Lots of energy. Good now, better with some air. Probably better in a few more years.
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We’ve had an unusual number of requests over the past few weeks for the 2006, 2007 and 2008 vintages of this wine and that usually means one of two things - people are price shopping (spurred by multiple retailer offers) or there’s a new review out there somewhere (or both). We try to listen to your requests, so here goes...
I’ve tasted all three vintages of Sette Ponti Oreno mentioned above and, call me crazy, but 2006 is the most serious (by a wide margin). 2006 is one of the finest overall Tuscan vintages of the last few decades and the Oreno took full advantage. While the 2007 version is almost too over the top, the 2006 gets it quite right – tannic and distinguished with a long future ahead. It’s the most complete Oreno yet made and the same can be said for many Tuscan wines in 2006 (a vintage that is closer in style to 2005 in Bordeaux, where 2007 in Tuscany is closer to 2009 in Bordeaux – as far as 2008, I do have a soft-spot for the delicate and unusual style of the year but be warned many of the wines are for those that lean toward the esoteric and not for those that yearn for chewy fruit):
I urge you to look up community notes as well.
ONE SHIPMENT ONLY at this terrific price with perfect provenance:
2006 Sette Ponti “Oreno” (Tuscany) - (compare at up to $100+ in the US)
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