Welcome to Ken's Wine Guide

....in search of the perfect bottle of Wine!

Reviews & Ratings

2006 Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Italian (Tuscany) Red "Le Serre Nuove"

Tenuta Dell Ornellaia 2006 Le Serre Nuove

Winery: Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Le Serre Nuove"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, & 6% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Bolgheri

State or country: Italy

Price: $57

Cases produced: 14,165

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 11, 2009

Wine Review: I recently tried the 2006 Le Serre Nuove alongside the 2005. These wines came across as completely different. The 2006 is a jammy and extroverted wine, while the 2005 being more elegant. As for the specific details, this very dark opaque purple colored wine opens with a light blackberry like bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is fruit forward, smooth, and jammy with extracted flavors with a touch of anise and black pepper. The finish is dry and it is very nicely prolonged. This is a wine to just enjoy on its own. It would appeal to readers who enjoy Aussie Shiraz. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The fruit of an especially concentrated vintage, Le Serre Nuove 2006 displays a decidedly rich, mature personality. Deeply colored, it presents warm red berry fruit, coca, and spice aromas. On the palate it's ample and round, with perfectly ripe, well polished tannins and rich fruit supported by perfectly balanced acidity. The union of Merlot's richness, Petit Verdot's freshness, and the Cabernets' structure forge an unmistakable path for the 2006.

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Tenuta Dell Ornellaia 2006 Le Serre Nuove.

Colonial Spirits of Acton. Buy Wine online
Merriam Vineyards
Rileys Rows Fall Wine Special Ad