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Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend

9.365 ratings
9.217 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
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
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
Lewis Chester

Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia 2013: from Jay. Initial thoughts/impressions from a brief tasting conducted this afternoon. Deep ruby colour. Dark fruits, cedar tobacco box wrapper and brown spice dominate a delightful nose with a hint of torrefaction. The wine has a subtle attack across the palate but then builds across the mid palate. This is not the dense and intense super Tuscan style we have often seen over the last 20 odd years but a more nuanced wine with tannins which, at this stage, are far greater along in their path to integration. There is certainly a feeling of balance here. 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot. 94/100. Drink 2020 to 2040.

Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia 2013: from Jay. Initial thoughts/impressions from a brief tasting conducted this afternoon. Deep ruby colour. Dark fruits, cedar tobacco box wrapper and brown spice dominate a delightful nose with a hint of torrefaction. The wine has a subtle attack across the palate but then builds across the mid palate. This is not the dense and intense super Tuscan style we have often seen over the last 20 odd years but a more nuanced wine with tannins which, at this stage, are far greater along in their path to integration. There is certainly a feeling of balance here. 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot. 94/100. Drink 2020 to 2040.

1 person found it helpfulMar 4th, 2016
Daniel P. Drake

Welcome to Friday and it looks like a beautiful weekend. The wine today is the 2013 Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore. I have been waiting a long time to try an Ornellaia it has lived up to my expectations. This wine is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot.

On the nose is dark fruit, black cherry, plum, blackberry, graphite, violets and spice.

On the palate is a fully integrated wine with black cherry, raspberry, cassis, cedar box, some tobacco, and spice.

There is medium + acidity, silky smooth full body mouth feel with firm intense tannins. The wine rounds out with a long beautiful finish.

I was definitely delighted and not disappointed with this wine.

Please have a safe and enjoyable weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Welcome to Friday and it looks like a beautiful weekend. The wine today is the 2013 Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore. I have been waiting a long time to try an Ornellaia it has lived up to my expectations. This wine is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot.

On the nose is dark fruit, black cherry, plum, blackberry, graphite, violets and spice.

On the palate is a fully integrated wine with black cherry, raspberry, cassis, cedar box, some tobacco, and spice.

There is medium + acidity, silky smooth full body mouth feel with firm intense tannins. The wine rounds out with a long beautiful finish.

I was definitely delighted and not disappointed with this wine.

Please have a safe and enjoyable weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Feb 18th, 2017
Scott Taddeo

Smells "classy" with ripe plums, dark berries set amongst some high quality cedar oak and a touch of floral and greenery coming through too. Quite plush on the palate, with the structural components well integrated, it's just about good to go now but will do well in the cellar too. The sort of wine that would appeal to the majority.

Smells "classy" with ripe plums, dark berries set amongst some high quality cedar oak and a touch of floral and greenery coming through too. Quite plush on the palate, with the structural components well integrated, it's just about good to go now but will do well in the cellar too. The sort of wine that would appeal to the majority.

Apr 21st, 2016
MRM
9.0

Might need a few more years of rest

Might need a few more years of rest

Oct 9th, 2020
Mike

Finishing strong. There’s a lot of Super in this Super Tuscan. Bellissimo. ❤️🇮🇹🍷

Finishing strong. There’s a lot of Super in this Super Tuscan. Bellissimo. ❤️🇮🇹🍷

Feb 2nd, 2019
Stan W
9.4

Baby

Baby

Jul 13th, 2018
Zach Jindra

Nose: wet forest floor, pencil lead, over-ripe strawberry, ripe cranberry

Palate: confirms the nose + some ripe blackberry, vanilla and cedar from the 9months new french oak to compliment the fruit. Great softly gripping tannin, mod acidity to balance the tannin and alcohol

Well-balanced wine. About 25% of each cab sauv, merlot, cab franc, petite verdot. 92.5

Nose: wet forest floor, pencil lead, over-ripe strawberry, ripe cranberry

Palate: confirms the nose + some ripe blackberry, vanilla and cedar from the 9months new french oak to compliment the fruit. Great softly gripping tannin, mod acidity to balance the tannin and alcohol

Well-balanced wine. About 25% of each cab sauv, merlot, cab franc, petite verdot. 92.5

Jan 16th, 2018
Pietro Amirkhanian

Beautiful bouquet. A bit tannic on the palate. Needs time

Beautiful bouquet. A bit tannic on the palate. Needs time

Dec 23rd, 2017