Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno 2014
The wine is ruby red with violet reflections and spicy aromas of blackberry. On the palate, ripe berries lead to spices and sweet oak on a full body with firm tannic structure. 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot.
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James SucklingAromas of blueberries and blackberries with hints of minerals. Full body, very fine tannins with orange peel and currant character. Chewy yet polished tannins. Better in 2018 but already delicious. Impressive for the difficult 2014 vintage.
VinousThe 2014 Oreno is an intense wine with tremendous depth and pure power. Smoke, tobacco, menthol and earthiness add nuance throughout, but it is the wine's explosive energy that stands out most today. The incisive tannins need time to soften, but if they do, the 2014 might merit an even more positive note.
Wine AdvocateA blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, the 2014 Oreno pours from this heavy glass bottle with a beautifully saturated color and dense consistency. You know this is an important wine just by looking at it. The bouquet reveals compelling aromas of dark fruit, Indian spice, pressed rose, leather and tobacco. The delivery is seamless and intense. Only in the mouth does this wine show some of the shortcomings of the cooler 2014 vintage. Compared to past editions, this wine is slightly shorter in terms of persistence and there is a point of leanness on the mid-palate. That said, it should continue its evolution over the next decade.
Wine SpectatorShows richness and density, with cherry, plum, tobacco and earth flavors. Muscular tannins offer support, but this pulls together and shows character. Long, spicy finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2018 through 2024. 5,000 cases made.