Brought to CT SEA Super-Tuscan tasting night, where it came in tied for 2nd (and third) out of 6. Most thought this was from 2010 or 2011 on initial taste, another sign of how slowly wines age in my cellar. Lots of red fruit on the nose, and lots of tobacco on the finish. It softened the second night (one glass left over), and was even better, thought likely still behind the 2004 Tig I had last night.
Lovely wine - full bodied, tannic with loads of fruit. Well balanced. Drinking beautifully now. I imagine this will improve over time, but why wait. I just discovered Fine & Rare selling this for £166 per 6-pack - I quickly bought another.
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
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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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