Olmaia Cabernet di Toscana

External Review by Palm Bay International:

Olmaia Cabernet 2005 - 89 Points, Wine Advocate / ...is a classy, elegant red... wine offers racy aromatics wedded to a core of silky, perfumed fruit, with a long, refined finish...Col d'Orcia, one of Montalcino's historic properties, is located in Sant'Angelo in Colle in the southern part of the appellation.

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Winery: Col D Orcia
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Col D Orcia:
The Col D’Orcia estate is one of the oldest companies of Montalcino, being present in 1933 with the name “Fattoria di Sant’Angelo in Colle” at the First Exhibition of Italian wines held in Siena, with three vintages of Brunello. The origin of the estate dates back to the first half of the XVIII century when the noble family Delle Ciaia of Siena established an estate in the area of Sant’Angelo i... Read more
The Col D’Orcia estate is one of the oldest companies of Montalcino, being present in 1933 with the name “Fattoria di Sant’Angelo in Colle” at the First Exhibition of Italian wines held in Siena, with three vintages of Brunello. The origin of the estate dates back to the first half of the XVIII century when the noble family Delle Ciaia of Siena established an estate in the area of Sant’Angelo in Colle which increased year by year. In the second half of the nineteenth century the ownership was passed to the Servadio family and subsequently to the Franceschi family. In 1973 Count Alberto Marone Cinzano took over the company, with the aim to contribute to the development and success of Montalcino and its Brunello on world markets. From 1977 the company has been under the direction of Edoardo Virano and from 1992 the Col D’Orcia estate is presided over by Count Francesco Marone Cinzano. Read less
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External Reviews for Olmaia Cabernet di Toscana

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Olmaia Cabernet 2005 - 89 Points, Wine Advocate / ...is a classy, elegant red... wine offers racy aromatics wedded to a core of silky, perfumed fruit, with a long, refined finish...Col d'Orcia, one of Montalcino's historic properties, is located in Sant'Angelo in Colle in the southern part of the appellation.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Olmaia 2005 - 4 Stars, Restaurant Wine / Powerful and complex; this is an intensely flavored Cabernet blend, with excellent depth and length. It is long on the finish, and tastes of black currant, cedar, toast, black cherry, and spicy oak.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Olmaia 2005/ Olmaia delivers power and intensity with interwoven tones of ripe fruit, spice, forest floor and leather. The wine exhibits a rich and smooth texture that helps drive it along the palate in a soft and very pleasurable manner.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Olmaia 2005/ This combines ripe currant, dried rose and cool cassis flavors over an earthy, dusty frame.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Olmaia 2005 - Wine Spectator/ Offers mineral and berry aromas, with hints of licorice. Full-bodied, with a dense palate and a silky tannin structure.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Olmaia 2004 - Silver Medal & Best in Class, International WIne & Spirits Competition/ The colour is deep garnet with a brick edge. There is a perfect note of maturity on the nose which is sublime and in which oak and fruit are perfectly and harmoniously combined. The palate is refined, silky and surprisingly light, with a touch of savoury spice and cranberries. This is perfect for drinking now.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

/ Olmaia is a pure expression of Cabernet Sauvignon that hits all the right marks. You can taste the variety's natural flavors but they never seem green or medicinal. Instead the wine is plush, soft, round and opulent, with ideal harmony and balance and beautiful delivery of chocolate, cherry, vanilla and herbal aromas. The wine almost exaggerates, if possible, its generosity and roundness.


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