This Bordeaux blend challenges Sassicaia and Ornellaia.
Orma epitomises the style of wine that has made Bolgheri a household name among enthusiasts of the ‘Super-Tuscan’ phenomenon. Bordelaise grape varieties achieve superlative expression in Bolgheri, but they do so in a style that is unique to this low-lying, sun-drenched, and breezy zone near the Tyrrhenian Sea. Orma’s composition of 50% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 30% Cabernet Franc blends the ripeness and density that one might associate with Napa’s sunny skies with earthiness and power similar to that for which Bordeaux is the benchmark. A backbone of vibrant acidity and aromas of dusty earth keep Orma’s identity firmly Italian.
James Suckling – 96 points
Vinous – 96 points
Wine Spectator – 94 points