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Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Ornellaia

Style

Red

Region

TuscanyItaly

Wine Description

(2002 Vintage) What appeared to be a disadvantage for the 2013 vintage – late budding and flowering – proved to be a major advantage thanks to a warm summer and month of September offering textbook conditions for harvesting, with cool temperatures but a prevalence of sunny weather. This resulted in slow but complete ripening with great balance and a delightful aromatic quality, which we like to define as “Elegance”. Ornellaia 2013, with its dense, vibrant colour, has a nose of splendid aromatic complexity built around a limpid and brilliant fruitiness, underscored by refined spicy and balsamic notes. The mouth develops vibrant and complex fruity nuances framed by a dense, slender structure with tannins that attain a rare harmony between firmness and fleshiness, concluding with a long balanced and fresh finish.

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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 & Spirits
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/09 This feels closed and reticent at first, a muddle of aromas and flavor. It gains definition with air, leading with black cherry and ripe fig flavors backed by savory, slightly herbaceous tannins. Cellar it for eight years and then decant for a grilled ribeye.
  • Wine Advocate
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 171 on Jun-07
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage)