fourth magnum of the night. this had a very big sangiovese spirit to me - very high acidity - very bold and big - def needed a one to two hour decant - unfort I was unable to give it that - so popped it and poured it from the bottle about 45 minutes later. this was so wound and tight - hard to give it too high of a score - needs more time to age and next time it will need a lot of time to open up.
Tasted this side by side with a 2008 Grattamacco. The Grattamacco was smoother, more feminine and elegant which isn't surprising since it is predominately Cabernet while the Oreno is predominantly Sangiovese. As usual, the Oreno has a beautiful aroma, very dark color and is strong on the attack. Full bodied and powerful. It was a very interesting comparison since these two wines are similarly priced Super Tuscans. I ended up concluding that both wines have a place in my cellar.
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(Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno Toscana IGT) Opaque black red violet color; redolent, dried berry, herbal, tar, anise nose; tight, tart herbal berry, charcoal, sage, tart black fruit palate with depth; long finish (needs 8-10 years)
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