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Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend

9.393 ratings
9.235 pro ratings
Bolgheri, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
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
David L

12' Is a sensational wine also.

12' Is a sensational wine also.

Aug 21st, 2016
Daniel Penhos

Bright dark red color. Nice red fruit and balsamic aromas. Fresh and crisp Tannic and very pleasant long aftertaste.

Bright dark red color. Nice red fruit and balsamic aromas. Fresh and crisp Tannic and very pleasant long aftertaste.

Jun 22nd, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

M+ intensity. Red and black fruit. Baking spice, violet, earth and some Brett. M+ chalky tannin and body. M- acid. Tart fruit and spice. Needs a little time.

M+ intensity. Red and black fruit. Baking spice, violet, earth and some Brett. M+ chalky tannin and body. M- acid. Tart fruit and spice. Needs a little time.

Feb 26th, 2016
John Lenart

Big bold cassis, dried berry, tobacco leather and cocoa

Big bold cassis, dried berry, tobacco leather and cocoa

Feb 4th, 2016
Michael Descamps

Big and showy. The '12 is remarkably open right now. Crushed blueberry, roasted espresso bean, graphite.

Big and showy. The '12 is remarkably open right now. Crushed blueberry, roasted espresso bean, graphite.

Nov 13th, 2015
jerod peitsmeyer

stop collecting this wine and drink it!

stop collecting this wine and drink it!

Oct 31st, 2015
Jeremiah A. Flores

Only the best.

Only the best.

Oct 16th, 2015
Wojciech Bońkowski

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8.9

Ornellaia now has a tricky system of art labels that even the export manager has a hard time explaining.

Ornellaia now has a tricky system of art labels that even the export manager has a hard time explaining.

Sep 29th, 2015