(1999 Vintage) The great 1999 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.
"Superb red here. Gorgeous black olive and ripe fruit aromas in this Merlot. Full-bodied, with big, rich and chewy tannins and a long, long, ripe fruit finish. Fantastic. Best after 2006."
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage)
International Wine Cellar(2004 Vintage) Deep bright ruby with purple highlights. Extravagantly rich, multidimensional aromas of raspberry, ripe black plum and violet are complicated by black truffle, espresso, milk chocolate and mineral, wi...
International Wine Cellar(1997 Vintage) Deep blackish-ruby. Focused, penetrating aromas of caramel, chocolate, plum and vanilla. Round and caressing on the palate, sweet and silky; flavors of plum and raspberry. Offers lovely texture and volume on the back half. Very elegant and very long, finishing with classy tannins.
Wine Spectator(1991 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/95