Tenuta Dell Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove 2014
Coming primarily from the Estate’s younger vineyards and made with the same passion and attention to detail as Ornellaia, Le Serre Nuove is a true “second vin”. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot, and aged for about 18 months in mixed-age barrels. This combines generosity and depth of flavor with an engaging and vibrant personality. Made in an approachable style, but will also typically age well for a decade or more.
JS91: "Very pretty texture of lemon rind and fresh tannins with fresh plum and peach undertones. Sweet tobacco. Turns to chocolate. Medium to light body. Drink now." - James Suckling
WA90: "The 2014 Bolgheri Rosso Le Serre Nuove is a lush and well measured red wine that does not shy back in terms of intensity. Neither does it overachieve in that department. This blend of 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot marches to a steady pace with good fruit definition followed by spice, leather and fresh tobacco leaf. The wine does flaunt its youth and charm. There is a touch of tannic tightness or sourness on the close that should relax within a year or two." - Wine Advocate