2009 Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno Toscana
|A big Super Tuscan that’s just delicious from start to finish and drinking surprisingly good for being so young.
Nice nose, picking up some spice and red fruit. In the glass, it’s medium in body, feels good with soft tannins leading me to believe it would be slightly older and more mature than an ’09. On the palate, it hits big with flavor, that Super Tuscan burst that you have to love.
Flavors of red fruit, licorice, kind of perfumy at times and I chalk that up to the acidity and dryness to the finish.
I’m a fan and at $84.99 at my Costco it’s certainly not cheap. I enjoyed this with a spicy Vietnamese beef noodle dish (not what I had planned but I had to get the review in), but it was a nice complement. It’s always amazing to me how much both wine and the meal can change when paired together.
I think that says a lot about this wine. It’s big and strong, capable of holding up in almost any situation. The dryness to the finish slows the wine down just a hair more than I would prefer, but other than, it’s a rock star from every angle. An easy addition to the Silver Rated wines.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 94 Points