Fruity, floral aromas of dried cherries, raspberries and violets on the nose open up into more savory notes of pencil shavings and hot tar before a palate of more mixed berries rolls over savory, earthy notes, with a hint of orange pith adding astringency through a long, umami-rich finish.
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it tumbles out with forthcoming notes of juicy black plums and baked blackberries followed by touches of garrigue, unsmoked cigars, and pencil shavings. The full-bodied palate is laden with ripe black fruits and savory accents, supported by firm, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long with compelling purity.
The 2021 Oreno is terrific. In fact, the 2021 is one of the best Orenos I can remember tasting. Aromatic, rich and deep, with tons of textural resonance, the 2021 has so much to offer. Scents of tobacco, espresso, spice, new leather and spice open first, leading to waves of dark, resonant fruit that build over time. Impressive. This is an especially heady, flamboyant Tuscan ted. It’s a style that works quite well in 2021.
Blackcurrants and black cherries with lovely flowers on the nose. Medium-bodied with ultra fine tannins that give focus and tension to the wine. Pretty and poised. A little shy now. From organically grown grapes.
On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with plus acidity. The mouthfeel is well-balanced, super smooth and robust. The flavor profile is a complex blend of cedar, cinnamon, and black cherry with notes of black coffee and dried salami. We also picked up some hints of red currant, stony minerality, mocha, and black pepper. The finish is very dry, and its dusty young tannins stick around for a very long time.