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81 Ratings
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore

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BolgheriTuscanyItaly

Wine Description

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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    over 5 years
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2004 Vintage) Deep ruby. The initially reticent nose begins with a hint of grass before revealing wonderfully complex notes of raspberry, red and black cherry, leather, tobacco and intriguing minerality. Much more explosive on the palate from the get-go, with deep, ripe red and black fruit flavors given extra lift and complexity by pretty coffee and dark chocolate highlights. The very long, nuanced finish features smooth tannins. A very successful Ornellaia.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/08
  • Antonio Galloni
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 169
  • Wine Advocate
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator