Sunday, August 4, 2013

Orma 2008 by Tenuta Sette Ponti

Date of Tasting: 23 April 2013
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 40% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.5%
Origin: Tuscany, Italy
Appellation: Indicaziione Geografica Tipica (IGT)
Expect to Pay: THB2,000 - 3,000 (retail price in Thailand)
Chubby Score: 92/100
Value for money: 8/10
Professional Rating: WA - 93/100, JS - 95/100, WE - 93/100

Appearance: rich, thick, and fathomless purplish ruby
Aroma: beautiful fragrant of licorice, cassis, tabacco, and berries
Palate: so long, so deep, and so complex. layers of dark berries, chocolate, and spices dominant followed by plums, figs, and leather. full bodied with soft and elegant tannins. a touch of promising sweetness.

So much potential and pleasure for this bottle of Bordeaux style by Tenuta Sette Ponti. Flavours are well integrated. At this point, it is big and bold with oakiness but well structured. Cellar it a little while to soften and it would be so delightful for a decade.  A wonderful bottle for cellar indeed. Cheersssss!!!!!!!!!

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound

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