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Community Tasting Notes (118) Avg Score: 92.1 points

  • The wine has high acidity. It smells like alcohol/hot and barnyard. The body is medium. The wine finishes medium. It tastes like tar and stoniness. The wine looks purple colored. The legs are fast. There is light sediment in the bottle. The wine has leathery texture.

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  • Oreno is the flagship wine of the Sette Ponti estate, a blend of 50 % Sangiovese, 25 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 25 % Merlot (in the 2006 vintage), aged for 12 months in new French barriques. Hard to rate this wine now, as the palate is very tight and closed at present (even after five hours in the decanter). Color: very dark ruby-red color, still quite young without a trace of evolution. Bouquet: intense nose (after some heavy swirling) with alluring scents of blackberry, cassis, licorice and a hint of pencil lead. Taste: full-bodied palate with still powerful and robust tannins which are overpowering the fruit and the other wine components at this stage of its development. I think the wine has good potential to improve, but I would give this bottle three or four more years before approaching it again.

    Oreno is de premiumwijn van het domein Sette Ponti, een blend van 50 % Sangiovese, 25 % Cabernet Sauvignon en 25 % Merlot (in de jaargang 2006), met een rijpingsperiode van 12 maanden in nieuwe Franse barriques. Het is bijzonder moeilijk om deze wijn nu correct te beoordelen; hij bevindt zich in een totaal gesloten fase van zijn ontwikkeling (zelfs na vijf uur in de decanteerkaraf). Kleur: zeer donkere robijnrode kleur, nog zeer jeugdig, zonder enig spoor van evolutie. Neus: intens bouquet (na flink wat walsen) met verleidelijke aroma’s van zwarte kers, cassis, zoethout en een vleugje grafiet. Smaak: een volmondige wijn met nog steeds krachtige en robuuste tannines, die het fruit en de andere componenten van de wijn in het huidige stadium van zijn ontwikkeling volkomen toedekken. Naar mijn mening heeft de wijn een degelijk ontwikkelingspotentieel, maar ik zou hem toch nog zeker drie of vier jaar kelderrust gunnen.

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  • Much better the following day. Still needs bottle aging

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  • Dark berries, well balanced, smooth tannins and a long finish. This was great with a NY strip steak on New Years Eve.

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  • Fabulous as always

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/18/2009, (See more on 94 points

    (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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