Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend

9.41724 ratings
9.3390 pro ratings
Bolgheri, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Andrew Lohse

High-tones red fruit still coming through, supported by some secondary earthy/vegetal notes

High-tones red fruit still coming through, supported by some secondary earthy/vegetal notes

Jun 16th, 2018
Ira Schwartz

Opened 4-5 hours. The nose and palate were so dominated by oak that it was difficult for me to get past, YMMV.
Very polished and high quality fruit that is buried beneath the surface , will it integrate with the oak at some point and reach its full potential? I am not totally convinced to what degree it will.

Opened 4-5 hours. The nose and palate were so dominated by oak that it was difficult for me to get past, YMMV.
Very polished and high quality fruit that is buried beneath the surface , will it integrate with the oak at some point and reach its full potential? I am not totally convinced to what degree it will.

Apr 21st, 2018
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.7

Tawny color. Rich, ripe. Brown sugar. Flowers. Hot. Old flavors. No fruit. Ast. Fast.

Tawny color. Rich, ripe. Brown sugar. Flowers. Hot. Old flavors. No fruit. Ast. Fast.

Apr 18th, 2018
Beau Carson

Artist collection bottling. Silky, gorgeous, and everything you could ever want from any Bordeaux blend. Would match this up from any major Bordeaux chateaux I've ever tasted.

Artist collection bottling. Silky, gorgeous, and everything you could ever want from any Bordeaux blend. Would match this up from any major Bordeaux chateaux I've ever tasted.

Apr 16th, 2018
Garen Staglin

Tight but Terrior specific. Elegant but not as powerful as 15.

Tight but Terrior specific. Elegant but not as powerful as 15.

Apr 7th, 2018
Brian Szluk

Nose: funky, mushroom, umami, aged soy sauce, mushroom broth, dried ramen noodles.
Palate: black currant, fig and raisin.

Nose: funky, mushroom, umami, aged soy sauce, mushroom broth, dried ramen noodles.
Palate: black currant, fig and raisin.

Mar 3rd, 2018
Riccardo L.

Near perfection. A brilliant wine in its prime, aged beautifully with plenty of lively fruit notes, some wood, some cherry, some leather, with nicely dissolved tannins. This is a monster.

Near perfection. A brilliant wine in its prime, aged beautifully with plenty of lively fruit notes, some wood, some cherry, some leather, with nicely dissolved tannins. This is a monster.

Dec 30th, 2017
Daniel P. Drake

On Friday I had the pleasure of enjoying the 2014 Tenuta dell' Ornellia "Ornellaia" Bolgheri. 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot and 14% Cabernet Franc. This is the second Ornellaia I have had the pleasure of tasting. The first was the 2013 which was smoother and a bit more in tune yet both very smooth and enjoyable.

The nose of the 2014 has notes of black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, lilac, clove, iron, oak and nice earthiness.

On the palate was black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, sage, leather, graphite and smoky oak.

This wine is medium in body, medium + acidity, medium + smooth tannins that leads to a long fruity finish. An enjoyable wine yet a bit young that has at least 20 years to go. Enjoy your weekend and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

On Friday I had the pleasure of enjoying the 2014 Tenuta dell' Ornellia "Ornellaia" Bolgheri. 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot and 14% Cabernet Franc. This is the second Ornellaia I have had the pleasure of tasting. The first was the 2013 which was smoother and a bit more in tune yet both very smooth and enjoyable.

The nose of the 2014 has notes of black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, lilac, clove, iron, oak and nice earthiness.

On the palate was black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, sage, leather, graphite and smoky oak.

This wine is medium in body, medium + acidity, medium + smooth tannins that leads to a long fruity finish. An enjoyable wine yet a bit young that has at least 20 years to go. Enjoy your weekend and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Nov 12th, 2017
Brad Hemmer

All I wrote on my tasting notes was β€œawesome”

All I wrote on my tasting notes was β€œawesome”

Oct 26th, 2017
Matt Duncan

In a very dumb and closed phase. Dark fruit core underneath that is trapped in adolescence.

In a very dumb and closed phase. Dark fruit core underneath that is trapped in adolescence.

Aug 24th, 2017