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Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore

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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  • Wine Spectator
    (2013 Vintage) Vanilla, toast and smoke notes shade the black cherry and plum aromas, while the spicy oak theme carries over on the palate. Shows fine balance. Best from 2018 through 2029.-B.S.
  • James Suckling
    (2013 Vintage) Amazing graphite and violet aromas with dark fruits. Medium to full body, ultra-velvety tannins and a long and beautiful finish. Formed and tight. I love the fresh ginger underneath it all. A cool profile that’s so approachable with wonderful length. #84 Top 100 of 2016
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2013 Vintage) A blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot, this opens with aromas of red currant, fragrant purple flower and exotic spice. The currant aroma carries over to the austere palate along with cranberry, chopped herb and French oak. With its backbone of firm acidity and assertive close-grained tannins, it already boasts finesse but will need years to soften and develop. Drink 2021-2028.
  • 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