(From 1998 Vintage) A big, juicy red. Black, with intense aromas of black olives and sage, plus masses of fruit. Full-bodied and very velvety, with a long, long finish.
(From 2001 Vintage) Number 6 on Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2004! The great 2000/1 vintage at Tenuta dell' Ornellaia produced one of the most extraordinary vintage Masseto ever made. The wine is rich with profound depth. The aromas, which continue to evolve, remind us of the complexity of the grapes at harvest. The tannins are exceptionally rich and literally fill the palate indicating a magnificent aging potential. 100% Merlot.
Tasted by La Turque on 9/12/2010 & rated 95 points: This wine has come along very nicely. A glorious nose of black fruits and cedar. On the palate, the wine is complete and balanced, with fine tannins, soft acidity, lovely fruit and a very long finish. This wine will drink for another 15 years. (2197 views)