Deep, intense ruby in color, the bouquet recalls ripe red fruit and blackberries with notes of Mediterranean vegetation and eucalyptus and a subtle nuance of baked bell peppers from the component varieties.
Structured, velvet-textured and complex on the palate, its rich, layered flavors and roundness are sustained by a vibrant, vivid freshness and sweet, well balanced, perfectly integrated tannins. A very consistent, very long finish evokes the lingering aromas of the bouquet.
"Wow. This is really powerful, with aromas of blueberries and blackberries and hints of spices. Then there is an earthy, meaty undertone. Full body, with velvety tannins and a fruity finish. Focused and solid. Very structured. Best in 2015. "
"The 2008 Orma is striking in this vintage. An exciting array of dark fruit, chocolate, spices and leather emerges from this dense, vibrant wine. A powerful underlying vein of minerality frames the wine all the way through to the fresh, vibrant finish. Freshly cut roses, licorice and spices reappear on the striking finish. Orma is 40% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 14 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. Orma is one of the most improved wines in Tuscany. The 2008 is simply terrific. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028."
The Wine Advocate