(From 2012 Vintage) To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Ornellaia has designed an exclusive logo with a pure gold silkscreened engraving, that dress only the few large format bottles of the 2005 vintage: Magnum (1.5 lt), Double Magnum (3 lt), Imperial (6 lt), and the unique Salmanazar bottle (9 lt.). The release for the sale on the market was in May 2008. Each large size bottle is placed in a single special wooden case created by an artisan from Bolgheri and accompanied by a special brochure. The Double Magnum & Imperial size bottles are individually numbered and contain a certificate confirming number of bottles bottled, bottling date and number of each specific bottle.
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.
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)
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.
Robert Parker(From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2014
Wine Spectator(From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/18/2014
Robert Parker(From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 96+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/20/2011
Wine Spectator(From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/2011
Wine Buyer(From 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.