2015 Ornellaia Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Colour
Red
Producer
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
Region
Bolgheri, Italy
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab. Franc, Petit Verdot
Drinking
2025-2040
Case Size
6x75cl
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2015 Ornellaia Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
Colour
Red
Producer
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
Region
Bolgheri, Italy
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab. Franc, Petit Verdot
Drinking
2025-2040
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now

In Bond
Case price

£810.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(10+ in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Wine Advocate, September 2018, Score: 93?

The 2015 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is a dark, exuberant and opulent wine that is teeming with flavor, ripeness and extract. That said, there is also a note of impurity that I only really locked in on when I went back to taste the wine at different time intervals later in the day and the next. To be clear, it was there upon first examination, but then it blew off. And then it came back. That game of hide and seek proved distracting and puzzling. I wondered if it was cork or barrel, although it did not behave like any of those things, and my doubt is recorded by the question mark next to my score. Once you get past that little blemish, you are instantly aware of the beauty and depth of the vintage. The wine is savory in terms of aromas and sweet in terms of tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon flavors of dried blackberry, toasted espresso and cured tobacco play leading roles.

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Producer

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia is at the centre of the family of Super Tuscans. The established was in 1981 near the village of Bolgheri by Ludovico Antinori to rival his cousin's Sassicaia. This special area of the Tuscan coastline has the perfect maritime climate for growing Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The Masseto is made from 100% Merlot, and its silky smoothness have marked it out as a modern classic.

Region

Bolgheri, Italy

The medieval town of Bolgheri was originally made famous by the poet Giosuè Carducci who wrote about the stunning Cypress Avenue, a breathtaking and magical three mile long corridor of trees leading up to the entrance to the village. Swept away to the coastal and most westerly area of Tuscany, Bolgheri has become synonymous with wines known as ‘Super Tuscans'. Composed of classic Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc (intermixed with the occasional Sangiovese), the Super Tuscans began as mere experimentation in the 1960s and 70s. These international French varieties flourished in Bolgheri's warm, yet maritime climate which resulted in unexpected success and reknown. It is here that one finds such famous names as Ornellaia, Tignanello and Sassicaia.

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