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165 Ratings
Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Ornellaia

Style

Red

Region

TuscanyItaly

Wine Description

(1998 Vintage) A cool and sleek Tuscan red, with tarragon and fresh sage aromas, blackberry and cherry undertones. Full-bodied, with a wonderfully silky palate of fine tannins and a long, fruity finish. Very sophisticated and reserved.

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    Tasted by Vinoevelo on 3/18/2012 & rated 95 points: Decanted for 3 hours before drinking. Deep inky garnet. Very big, serious complex wine. Wonderful nose of fruit, cigar box and spice that you could get lost in for a while. Great balance and wonderful mouthfeel, tannins still not yet fully integrated. More dark fruit and spice with a bit green on the back end. The finish goes on and on. Impeccable balance and great complexity - wonderful wine that is still a baby. I wouldn't touch one for another 3-5 years. (559 views)

    almost 5 years
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    Still going strong, this Bolgheri Bordeaux blend of Cab & Merlot. Cassis, leather, dark fruits, and soil. Amazing - Wine Spectator 2001 Wine of the Year at 100 points.

    about 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/18/2014
  • Wine Buyer
    (2006 Vintage) The main characteristic of Ornellaia 2006 is without a doubt its lush depth and a-exuberancea (aLaEsuberanzaa). Here is apowerful, concentrated wine whose intensity is immediately obvious. Its complex, rich bouquet is complemented bysweet, dense-packed tannins and a lively acidity, and all of its components are in admirable harmony creating a veryelegant wine.
  • Robert Parker
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 96+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/20/2011
  • Wine Spectator
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/2011