Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.4111 ratings
9.415 pro ratings
Bolgheri, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
LM Segal

Initially a bit monolithic, after an hour decant the nose was sour cherry kirsch and utterly intoxicating. From entry to its incredibly long finish, velvety smooth, feminine and lithe, loaded with shades of cherry, camphor, iodine and dark chocolate-laced espresso. Just enough lively tannins to keep it taut but without a discernible crease let alone a hard edge. This was possibly the finest Super-T and among the best wines I’ve ever tasted.

Initially a bit monolithic, after an hour decant the nose was sour cherry kirsch and utterly intoxicating. From entry to its incredibly long finish, velvety smooth, feminine and lithe, loaded with shades of cherry, camphor, iodine and dark chocolate-laced espresso. Just enough lively tannins to keep it taut but without a discernible crease let alone a hard edge. This was possibly the finest Super-T and among the best wines I’ve ever tasted.

Mar 21st, 2021
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2001 | iconic!

Vintage 2001 | iconic!

Sep 18th, 2020
Daron Watson

perfume of dark berries, fig, baking spices & tobacco ~ the dark berry flavors lean a touch jammy but are in check by a quick pop of crunchy red fruit, some Asian spices, and a hint of Mediterranean herbs ~ plush mouthfeel w soft dry finish ~ lovely #SuperTuscan to follow next 15 yrs!

perfume of dark berries, fig, baking spices & tobacco ~ the dark berry flavors lean a touch jammy but are in check by a quick pop of crunchy red fruit, some Asian spices, and a hint of Mediterranean herbs ~ plush mouthfeel w soft dry finish ~ lovely #SuperTuscan to follow next 15 yrs!

Aug 31st, 2020
MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.7

Brutal. The best #supertuscan I’ve had. Amazing. #ornellaia #bolgheri #italy

Brutal. The best #supertuscan I’ve had. Amazing. #ornellaia #bolgheri #italy

Aug 20th, 2020
Daniel P. Drake

Today I had the pleasure of having the 2011 Tenuta Dell' Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore. 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. A beautiful expression of the "Ornellaia" and you would never know that it is 7 years old, it seems a lot younger than that.

On the nose the black fruit is very prevalent with black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, licorice, menthol, herbs, chocolate, pencil shavings and dusty soil.

On the palate the dark fruit continues through with black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, licorice, violet, coffee, spice, smokey oak and rich soil.

A well balanced full bodied wine with medium + electric acidity and medium + mouth coating sandy tannins that leads to a long medicinal cherry finish. Have a great weekend and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Today I had the pleasure of having the 2011 Tenuta Dell' Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore. 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. A beautiful expression of the "Ornellaia" and you would never know that it is 7 years old, it seems a lot younger than that.

On the nose the black fruit is very prevalent with black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, licorice, menthol, herbs, chocolate, pencil shavings and dusty soil.

On the palate the dark fruit continues through with black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, licorice, violet, coffee, spice, smokey oak and rich soil.

A well balanced full bodied wine with medium + electric acidity and medium + mouth coating sandy tannins that leads to a long medicinal cherry finish. Have a great weekend and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

2 people found it helpfulNov 9th, 2018
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9.7

A stunning wine, the 2017 Ornellaia offers a captivating interplay of richness and energy. Picking early was the key. Young vine Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc were harvested in August for the first time ever. In the glass, the 2017 offers up an enticing mélange of mocha, cedar, tobacco and licorice, with soft curves that add to its sensuality and allure. The 2017 is sumptuous and racy, as Ornellaias from warmer years tend to be, but it is not at all heavy or overdone. In a word: superb! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)

A stunning wine, the 2017 Ornellaia offers a captivating interplay of richness and energy. Picking early was the key. Young vine Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc were harvested in August for the first time ever. In the glass, the 2017 offers up an enticing mélange of mocha, cedar, tobacco and licorice, with soft curves that add to its sensuality and allure. The 2017 is sumptuous and racy, as Ornellaias from warmer years tend to be, but it is not at all heavy or overdone. In a word: superb! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)

1 person found it helpfulApr 16th, 2020
Carlos Gonzalez

Complex, delish broody in the right places. Balanced. Nuanced. Savory. Mineral. Baseball game long.

Complex, delish broody in the right places. Balanced. Nuanced. Savory. Mineral. Baseball game long.

Apr 13th, 2021
MRM
9.4

Pretty much perfect

Pretty much perfect

Mar 28th, 2021
Andrew Meyer

Terrific as always! Drinking fabulous right now.

Terrific as always! Drinking fabulous right now.

Mar 13th, 2021
Sage Shimoda

1994 Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore
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Off vintage. A difficult year. Lighter in color than expected. The red fruits were very much alive but on a very delicate structure. Still enjoyable but wanted more from
Ornellaia. (Edited: On the second day, Ornellaia delivered! Wow. It is still delicate but in a perfect harmony.)
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オフヴィンテージ1994年のワイン。思っていた以上に薄い色。フルーツ感は健在でしたが、非常にデリケートな構造の中に存在しているとでも申しますか、難しい年だったことがわかるワインでした。楽しめるワインでしたが、Ornellaiaからはもう少し厚み、芳醇さが欲しかった。(編集・追記: 2日目。Ornellaiaはやってくれました。とてもデリケートな構造の中に完璧なハーモニーが!)
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#wine #redwine #1994 #italy #italianwine #oldvintages #supertuscan #スーパータスカン #ワイン #イタリアンワイン #赤ワイン

1994 Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore
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Off vintage. A difficult year. Lighter in color than expected. The red fruits were very much alive but on a very delicate structure. Still enjoyable but wanted more from
Ornellaia. (Edited: On the second day, Ornellaia delivered! Wow. It is still delicate but in a perfect harmony.)
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オフヴィンテージ1994年のワイン。思っていた以上に薄い色。フルーツ感は健在でしたが、非常にデリケートな構造の中に存在しているとでも申しますか、難しい年だったことがわかるワインでした。楽しめるワインでしたが、Ornellaiaからはもう少し厚み、芳醇さが欲しかった。(編集・追記: 2日目。Ornellaiaはやってくれました。とてもデリケートな構造の中に完璧なハーモニーが!)
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#wine #redwine #1994 #italy #italianwine #oldvintages #supertuscan #スーパータスカン #ワイン #イタリアンワイン #赤ワイン

Jan 9th, 2021