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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto Toscana IGT

Wine Details

Vineyard

Ornellaia

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Region

Italy

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) Masseto is a very special wine, one that simply goes beyond the excellence of the wine. It represents a unique world, a choice that is exquisitely sensitive to the values incarnated by the earth and man’s labors thereon.

Winemaker's Notes

(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.

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    Tasted by SMagowan on 12/25/2011 & rated 99 points: WOW. This has a near perfect nose balancing fruit, a hint of oak, some fresh tobacco notes, earth and a whisp of menthol. On the tongue it is like a fire that does not scorch but only warms ever so gently until a lasting finish of 30 - 45 seconds caresses your mouth, ears and the back of the head. It tastes of black cheery, light light oak, and soft delicious tannins. A grand experience for a Christmas dinner of prime rib. Bravo! (1087 views)

    8 months
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2001 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1991 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/95