Unfortunately the bottle was corked. The wine's depth and potential was there but the major brett nose was too off-putting. Three more bottles to go - fingers are crossed. Will consume within the next year.
Dark purple with garnet rim. Big nose with blackberry, plum, chocolate, leather, smoke, coffee, oak spice. Big, matching palate. Showing well, with moderate early tertiary development which should continue to add interest over next few years, but I'm inclined to drink my other around 2020 at latest.
Half inch of seepage into the cork; fill was fine. Double decanted; light-to-moderate sediment; deep purple color. One hour later: Lovely blueberry nose. Quite full-bodied, dark fruit on the palate balanced by ample acids and soft tannins on a very long finish. Day two: no change. Should drink well over at least the next five years, possibly ten.
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(Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno Toscana IGT) Deep blackberry, black fruit, smoky nose; very tight, black fruit palate with high acidity; medium-plus finish (needs years) (40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese)