96+ Point 2011 Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno Toscana IGT, An Italian ‘Grand Cru Bordeaux’

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OrenoSette Ponti’s flagship Oreno has seen consistent praise (including an appearance in the Wine Spectator’s Top 10) since it burst on the scene with the 1999 vintage. As James Suckling said, the Oreno is a wine that “consistently achieves classic quality.” Made from grapes grown in the Arno river valley just south of Florence by the tirelessly-driven Antonio Moretti, the Oreno has nailed it in terms of an Italian take on Bordeaux varietals. The less rigid IGT classification of Super-Tuscans, which allow talented winemakers like Moretti freedom to blend to the vintage’s strengths, also plays a role in the Oreno’s superlative consistency. Though you’ll never go wrong with an Oreno, the 96+ point 2011 puts it in the running for the best yet. Our long support for the brand allows us to offer this to our e-club at a substantial discount. Don’t miss this one, folks. Sale price expires in one week.

2011 Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno Toscana IGT – Sale Price $59.99 – Buy Here

“There is a purity of fruit in this young Tuscan red, with flowers, citrus fruit and currants. Full body with firm, silky tannins that are ultra-fine and wonderfully polished. The structure builds to a racy finish. This is a Bordeaux blend that is all in harmony. Give it time: the tannins and fruit will melt together.” 96+ points, James Suckling

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.