Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend

9.41893 ratings
9.3435 pro ratings
Bolgheri, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.7

Number 1,500 - I had dig out of the trash as wife thought I had a pic already

Loved every single drop - amazing and full of smiles - a great 2001 vintage is holding up very well as this was the best Ornellaia I've ever had. Explosively bold and delicious yet extremely balanced all the way through. Perfect tannins and very long finish. I believe this bottle is entering the early stages of it's drinking window but still has 10 plus years - omg good

Number 1,500 - I had dig out of the trash as wife thought I had a pic already

Loved every single drop - amazing and full of smiles - a great 2001 vintage is holding up very well as this was the best Ornellaia I've ever had. Explosively bold and delicious yet extremely balanced all the way through. Perfect tannins and very long finish. I believe this bottle is entering the early stages of it's drinking window but still has 10 plus years - omg good

Apr 26th, 2020
"Odedi"

Happy New Year everyone! Here is a beautiful Italian Bordeaux blend.

Very dark ruby in color with a wide reddish /brick rim.

Great nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, wet leaves, leather, mushrooms, eucalyptus, peppercorn, vegetables, green pepper, tobacco leaf and spices.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a great Italian, Cabernet Based, Super Tuscan. Nicely balanced with great complexity. A little hot at the back of the throat still, which will probably go away in the next 5 years.

This 16 year old has a beautiful nose that you can smell on for hours (which I did). Reminds me of a nicely aged Left Bank Bordeaux.

We let it open up for 4 hours. Tannins come in only after 4 hours, so be patient. Will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years. A great quality wine.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

Robert Parker 93 points.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers. Was great with the triple cream truffle Brie cheese.

Delightful and elegant. Tasty and delicious.

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Aged for 18 months in (70% new) French oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$200.

Happy New Year everyone! Here is a beautiful Italian Bordeaux blend.

Very dark ruby in color with a wide reddish /brick rim.

Great nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, wet leaves, leather, mushrooms, eucalyptus, peppercorn, vegetables, green pepper, tobacco leaf and spices.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a great Italian, Cabernet Based, Super Tuscan. Nicely balanced with great complexity. A little hot at the back of the throat still, which will probably go away in the next 5 years.

This 16 year old has a beautiful nose that you can smell on for hours (which I did). Reminds me of a nicely aged Left Bank Bordeaux.

We let it open up for 4 hours. Tannins come in only after 4 hours, so be patient. Will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years. A great quality wine.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

Robert Parker 93 points.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers. Was great with the triple cream truffle Brie cheese.

Delightful and elegant. Tasty and delicious.

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Aged for 18 months in (70% new) French oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$200.

Dec 31st, 2019
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.9

I mean if I have to...

I mean if I have to...

Oct 25th, 2019
Ceccherini Cristiano

Very precise, focused
Medium body on the palate, but very elegant and persistent
Bordeaux like lacking some weight I think

Very precise, focused
Medium body on the palate, but very elegant and persistent
Bordeaux like lacking some weight I think

May 26th, 2019
Bernard Rethore

Owner, Fion Wines

9.2

Old school - still a baby.

Old school - still a baby.

May 12th, 2019
LM Segal

Off the scales elegant, refined and beautifully lifted. Roses and dark cherry with stems on the nose led a seamless and perfectly integrated Orni verging on Burgundy. Restrained power and overt femininity. So lovely from magnum. Drink over next 5 years.

Off the scales elegant, refined and beautifully lifted. Roses and dark cherry with stems on the nose led a seamless and perfectly integrated Orni verging on Burgundy. Restrained power and overt femininity. So lovely from magnum. Drink over next 5 years.

May 11th, 2019
Connor McMahon

First time having this wine. Will not be the last! Date night was great

First time having this wine. Will not be the last! Date night was great

Mar 25th, 2019
Ron R
9.6

With my boys here in Detroit. It’s 5p somewhere...
Nice tobacco notes on the nose. Black cherries on the palate with, earth and a meaty dimension. Pure silk and crushed velvet on the mid-palate. Finishes with hints of truffle - outstanding.

With my boys here in Detroit. It’s 5p somewhere...
Nice tobacco notes on the nose. Black cherries on the palate with, earth and a meaty dimension. Pure silk and crushed velvet on the mid-palate. Finishes with hints of truffle - outstanding.

Mar 15th, 2019
Greg Gregory

Double magnum. Young but a very fine wine.

Double magnum. Young but a very fine wine.

Jan 28th, 2019
Bill Bender

A classic from @Shay A showing lots of power and purple fruit, some cedar/wood notes, very polished but still a baby at age 12. It should age and evolve gracefully.

A classic from @Shay A showing lots of power and purple fruit, some cedar/wood notes, very polished but still a baby at age 12. It should age and evolve gracefully.

Nov 25th, 2018