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Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore
$129.99 USD
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Ornellaia

Style

Red

Region

TuscanyItaly

Wine Description

(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.

Winemaker's Notes

Subtle aromas of currant, coffee and blackberry, yet rather coarse on the palate just now. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish.

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot Ornellaia 2003 is a wine that shows the great ripeness of the vintage through its abundant ripe fruit flavours, scents of exotic spices and a rich and generous texture. The important proportion of Cabernet franc and the Petit Verdot add their complex aromatics, their freshness that together with the wine’s richness give a bottle of great harmony and balance.

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    given at Christmas by rickie mazzadra

    almost 2 years
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    WA 93 WS 92

    almost 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • 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.