Tuscan beauty – Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove 2010

ImageThis is the second wine of Ornellaia, made from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc grown near the town of Bolgheri in Tuscany.

Opened 4 October 2013. The 2010 Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove is a very pleasant wine that needs some time to come together.The wine opened considerably with 2 hours breathing. Blue/black berries on the nose, spicy oak and a hint of violets. Soft earthy palate with good depth and strength. Nice grippy tannins and soft lingering finish. However, this needs some time to come together and show its true colours.

Day 2. Nose subdued and palate softened, but nice secondary characters showing with tobacco leaf, tar and earth. Nice spice on the finish and still drinking well. A pleasant wine , but not a standout and needs a lot more time in a quiet cellar.

Score 90/100.