Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno 1999
from Tuscany, Italy
"Fantastic aromas of blackberries, coffee and toasted oak. Full-bodied, with big, silky tannins and a long, long finish. A rich and juicy young red. Needs time to mellow. Best after 2004. 830 cases made."
Tenuta Sette Ponti's second release was the 1999 vintage Oreno, named after a stream which runs through the estate. The blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from vines of an average age of 15 to 20 years results in an internationally-styled, super Tuscan wine. The wine's dense, violet color suggests its Cabernet component which is confirmed in aromas of cassis, black stone fruit and wild cherries offset by notes of herbs, spice and sweet oak. These carry into ripe, densely fruited palate marked by firm yet elegant tannic structure and integrated vanilla oak, ending in a long, refined finish.
50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot
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