James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator
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Sette Ponti Oreno 2018

Product description

Made in a polished international style, Oreno is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot which easily rivals fine Bordeaux and its higher priced Super Tuscan neighbours. Following the harvest the grapes are macerated and fermented for 25 days before being aged in French oak barrels for up to 18 months. The wine is then bottled and remains in the estate’s cellars for a further year before it is released.

The 2018 Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno is a dark ruby red color tinged with decisive violet tones, expresses on the nose incredible sensations of fullness and complexity with a note of ripe berries the give sensations of chocolate and nuances of balsam. Oreno is a captivating wine, rich in structure but decisively dynamic, enhanced by the nuances of new oak and an interminable finish.

97 Points - James Suckling    Currant, flower and orange-blossom aromas follow through to a full body with fine, creamy tannins and a long, persistent finish. Shows finesse and precision. Cherry and orange-peel notes at the end. The flavors go on and on.

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate    The flagship wine from Tenuta Sette Ponti is the 2018 Oreno, a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. This is a dark, concentrated and full-bodied expression that exudes black fruit and blackberry with spicy tobacco and savory spice. Despite the Bordeaux blend in its DNA, the wine is fully Tuscan in character and spirit, with the softness and fullness that comes from fruit cultivated under the golden sunshine of Central Italy.

91 Points - Wine Spectator    There is depth and polish here, featuring black cherry, plum, blackberry, wild herb, spice and coffee bean aromas and flavors. It's balanced, with the finish defined by the vibrant acidity and a fine length. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.