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72 Ratings
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore

Wine Details

Region

TuscanyItaly

Wine Description

(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.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (1990 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (1990 Vintage)
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1990 Vintage) Good fresh deep red. Knockout nose combines black fruits, tar, mocha and humus. A hugely concentrated, sweet wine with great richness of fruit and extract. The first vintage of Ornellaia to reach 14% alcohol, and it shows in the wine's compelling thickness. Far from the subtlest wine in the range, but ripe acidity and big, sweet tannins give it plenty of verve and grip. Today, I find this wine fresher and a bit more detailed than the estate's 2000. A monumental wine today, but this could still us...
  • Wine Advocate
    (1990 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 95 on Oct-94
  • Wine Spectator
    (1990 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/00