Tenuta Sette Ponti

Oreno Toscana Super Tuscan Blend

9.175 ratings
9.011 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Super Tuscan Blend
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Some IGT wine to pair with red meat sauce (Sunday Gravy) on Penne from Lilian’s Kitchen for my birthday entree.

The 2011 Oreno is a blend of; Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.

The nose as I poured it from the decanter had bright, brilliant, blue & purple florals. Ripe, lush & ruby; blackberries, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, poached/baked strawberries, boysenberries & blueberry notes. Incense, savory meats, dark, fruit cola, anise to black licorice, dark spice, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, limestone, dark, rich, black earth, dry crushed rocks, soft dry herbs, saddle-wood, not quite dry tobacco, leather, hints of graphite with dark, red, blue, purple flowers laid in lavender.

The body is, rich, round & just hits full. Still a shade early on opening. Needs another 3 years in bottle. The tannins are nicely round but, still show chewy tarriness...45-50% resolved. The tension, structure, length and balance are just hitting their groove. Ripe, lush, ruby & floral fruits of; blackberries, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, poached/baked strawberries, boysenberries, raspberries as it opens (1-2 hours) & blueberry notes. Incense, savory meats, dark, fruit cola, anise to black licorice, dark spice with just touch heat, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon & hints of vanillin, limestone, just moist clay & top soil, dark, rich, black earth, dry crushed rocks, soft dry herbs, saddle-wood, not quite dry tobacco, dry underbrush, leather, hints of graphite with dark, red, blue, purple flowers laid in lavender. The acidity is round just about right. The delicious ruby fruit finish is, nicely polished, well balanced, a little flatter than I like and fall into gentle spice & round, slightly tarry & dusty tannins as it takes hold on the long set.

Photos of; Tenuta Sette Ponti, Merlot fruit nearly ready to be harvested, Owner- Antonio Moretti, who took over the estate from his father in the late 1990's. As well, was charged with fraud a few years back but, believe he survived those charges & Tenuta Sette Ponti vines.

Some IGT wine to pair with red meat sauce (Sunday Gravy) on Penne from Lilian’s Kitchen for my birthday entree.

The 2011 Oreno is a blend of; Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.

The nose as I poured it from the decanter had bright, brilliant, blue & purple florals. Ripe, lush & ruby; blackberries, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, poached/baked strawberries, boysenberries & blueberry notes. Incense, savory meats, dark, fruit cola, anise to black licorice, dark spice, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, limestone, dark, rich, black earth, dry crushed rocks, soft dry herbs, saddle-wood, not quite dry tobacco, leather, hints of graphite with dark, red, blue, purple flowers laid in lavender.

The body is, rich, round & just hits full. Still a shade early on opening. Needs another 3 years in bottle. The tannins are nicely round but, still show chewy tarriness...45-50% resolved. The tension, structure, length and balance are just hitting their groove. Ripe, lush, ruby & floral fruits of; blackberries, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, poached/baked strawberries, boysenberries, raspberries as it opens (1-2 hours) & blueberry notes. Incense, savory meats, dark, fruit cola, anise to black licorice, dark spice with just touch heat, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon & hints of vanillin, limestone, just moist clay & top soil, dark, rich, black earth, dry crushed rocks, soft dry herbs, saddle-wood, not quite dry tobacco, dry underbrush, leather, hints of graphite with dark, red, blue, purple flowers laid in lavender. The acidity is round just about right. The delicious ruby fruit finish is, nicely polished, well balanced, a little flatter than I like and fall into gentle spice & round, slightly tarry & dusty tannins as it takes hold on the long set.

Photos of; Tenuta Sette Ponti, Merlot fruit nearly ready to be harvested, Owner- Antonio Moretti, who took over the estate from his father in the late 1990's. As well, was charged with fraud a few years back but, believe he survived those charges & Tenuta Sette Ponti vines.

Mar 26th, 2020
Geoffrey Luce

A bit over extracted for this vintage

A bit over extracted for this vintage

Sep 29th, 2018
Bill Bender

3 hour decant. Perfect with pasta and porchini veal chop. Young but sexy and full.

3 hour decant. Perfect with pasta and porchini veal chop. Young but sexy and full.

Dec 19th, 2015
Riccardo L.

Way too young for sure, but a delicious bouquet and great flavour. The acidity is a bit overpowering, but I'm sure it will go down nicely with food. A big wine.

Way too young for sure, but a delicious bouquet and great flavour. The acidity is a bit overpowering, but I'm sure it will go down nicely with food. A big wine.

Apr 5th, 2015
Bryant Bickel

Happy Italian wine, deep like an abyss, but still fleshy but firm. Italian leather. This can go the distance!

Happy Italian wine, deep like an abyss, but still fleshy but firm. Italian leather. This can go the distance!

Sep 12th, 2013
J D
8.7

This one's for James Suckling.

This one's for James Suckling.

Aug 22nd, 2013
Richard Adams

Didn’t quite live up to expectations

Didn’t quite live up to expectations

Apr 29th, 2018
Mat Wilson

Truly

Truly

Oct 12th, 2017
Peter Brush

Still a baby. One hour decant and should have been six.

Still a baby. One hour decant and should have been six.

Apr 19th, 2017
Joel Hammett

Very BDX-like. Tight with drying tannins. Leave this alone for a few years.

Very BDX-like. Tight with drying tannins. Leave this alone for a few years.

Dec 26th, 2016