From a growing season that was among the coolest and most late-ripening in recent years, Le Serre Nuove 2010 exhibits truly stunning aromatics. A vigorous Cabernet Sauvignon and a fruit-rich, lusciously-rounded Merlot compose a balanced cuvee marked by fragrant tobacco leaf, intense fruit notes and spices. The palate is firmly-structured and complex, with silky tannins and remarkable aromatic richness, and the progression concludes in a long, firm finish.
Blend: 45% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot
"The 2010 Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia shows off tons of concentration and sheer depth. Mocha, espresso, dark cherries and plums are some of the many notes that take shape in the glass. The 2010 is a decidedly powerful, virile wine endowed with considerable power. It will be interesting to see how the layers of flavor flesh out once the wine has been bottled. For now, the 2010 is a highly promising Serre Nuove. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027.
The Wine Advocate
"Good full, dark ruby-red. Strawberry, minerals, bitter chocolate and musky herbs on the nose, lifted by a floral topnote. Bright, well-integrated acidity gives shape and verve to the flavors of blackberry, dried spices and violet. Deeper and more intense than the Le Volte, but much less fruity than the Ornellaia. In this vintage you can really tell this is the second wine to Ornellaia. Finishes with serious tannic structure and persistent black fruits."
International Wine Cellar