2020 Orma, Setti Ponti, Tuscany, Italy

2020 Orma, Setti Ponti, Tuscany, Italy

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2020 Orma, Setti Ponti, Tuscany, Italy

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A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the Orma 2020 Orma is richly concentrated and midnight black in appearance. It presents considerable intensity in terms of its ink-like flavors of wild plum, blackberry confit, dark spice and cured tobacco. The wine wraps heavily over the palate, imparting lots of important textural richness along the way. You are best off serving a wine of this depth and magnitude with a classic T-bone cut bistecca alla fiorentina.

Drink 2023 - 2038

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Jun 2022)

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Berry Bros. & Rudd BB&R 18 cases £336.00
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Wine Advocate94/100
James Suckling97/100
Decanter96/100
Jane Anson94/100
Wine Advocate94/100

A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the Orma 2020 Orma is richly concentrated and midnight black in appearance. It presents considerable intensity in terms of its ink-like flavors of wild plum, blackberry confit, dark spice and cured tobacco. The wine wraps heavily over the palate, imparting lots of important textural richness along the way. You are best off serving a wine of this depth and magnitude with a classic T-bone cut bistecca alla fiorentina.

Drink 2023 - 2038

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Jun 2022) Read more

James Suckling97/100

Tobacco, sage and rosemary come through nicely, together with redcurrants and cassis. Full-bodied, yet polished, with a solid and dense center-palate. Tight at the end now, but will open nicely. Needs two or three years to develop. 50% merlot, 30% cabernet sauvignon and 20% cabernet franc. Try after 2025.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (May 2022) Read more

Decanter96/100

Fragrant and expressive on the nose, the floral / dried herbal scents mingle on the nose putting you squarely in Tuscany. Lifted and beautiful, a sensational vibrant, lively, pure and pristine wine. So carefully delivered in terms of texture with a joyous quality to the fruit flavours and mineral aspects - a cleanness and precision. Detailed and finessed. Stunning with fleshy but well-integrated tannins and a kick all the way through to a long fresh finish. Complexity and structure, supremely balanced. A top pick and great value! Ageing 18 months in French oak barriques and tonneaux then in bottle for one year before being released.

Drink 2025 - 2040

Georgina Hindle, Decanter.com (Jul 2022) Read more

Jane Anson94/100

Showcasing the firm, savoury tannins and dried herbs that even Bordeaux blends can deliver from the heart of Bolgheri, this is packed with blackberry, liqourice, sage, fennel and smoked earth. Generous and moreish. Third year on the Place for a wine that is pulling back on the slightly overblown extraction that you can find in the past. Made by the Moretti Cuseri family, 7.5ha of vines located in the same corner of Tuscany as Sassicaia and Ornellaia but with considerably less clay in its soils than other coastal areas of Tuscany, majoring instead on sand and gravel.

Drink 2024 - 2038

Jane Anson, janeanson.com (Jul 2022) Read more

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Tenuta Sette Ponti

Tenuta Sette Ponti

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Cab.Sauvignon Blend

Cab.Sauvignon Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon lends itself particularly well in blends with Merlot. This is actually the archetypal Bordeaux blend, though in different proportions in the sub-regions and sometimes topped up with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

In the Médoc and Graves the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend can range from 95% (Mouton-Rothschild) to as low as 40%. It is particularly suited to the dry, warm, free- draining, gravel-rich soils and is responsible for the redolent cassis characteristics as well as the depth of colour, tannic structure and pronounced acidity of Médoc wines. However 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines can be slightly hollow-tasting in the middle palate and Merlot with its generous, fleshy fruit flavours acts as a perfect foil by filling in this cavity.

In St-Emilion and Pomerol, the blends are Merlot dominated as Cabernet Sauvignon can struggle to ripen there - when it is included, it adds structure and body to the wine. Sassicaia is the most famous Bordeaux blend in Italy and has spawned many imitations, whereby the blend is now firmly established in the New World and particularly in California and  Australia.

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