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Ornellaia Nm Tuscany 1995

Winemaker's Notes:

"An amazingly massive Merlot. Like a top '89 Pomerol but with a wonderful backbone of acidity and that unique Tuscan style. Intense aromas of blackberry, olive and herbs, with hints of the sea. Full-bodied, very tannic, with masses of fruit and structure...95." WS 12/98.

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia:
Production dictated by the nature of the vintage, hand-harvesting only when the grapes are fully ripe, the grapes of the individual vineyards fermented separately, in the respect of a unique and precious terroir. These are just a few of the choices made by Ornellaia, following a philosophy that aims for quality from the beginning. Thanks to the women and men who throw their hearts, heads and so... Read more
Production dictated by the nature of the vintage, hand-harvesting only when the grapes are fully ripe, the grapes of the individual vineyards fermented separately, in the respect of a unique and precious terroir. These are just a few of the choices made by Ornellaia, following a philosophy that aims for quality from the beginning. Thanks to the women and men who throw their hearts, heads and souls into their work year round. The results can be seen, but are even more evident in the glass... Read less

Editorial Reviews for Ornellaia Nm Tuscany

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,437
4.00 5
09/22/2008

The nose strikes as deep and clean if a bit odd with hints of melting crayon and wet canvas. The alcohol is a touch obvious but the aromatics are intriguing with subtle notes of green herb, green pepper, green cardamom framing the cool red fruits. There is a touch of charcoal and wood spice but it is well integrated. Focused and crisp in the mouth with a lean, sinewy feel to the black curranty fruit which really shows through on the finish, which true to style remains austere. This is on its plateau and is probably as good as it's gonna get.


External Reviews for Ornellaia Nm Tuscany

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/10/2011

The 1995 Masseto impresses for its silky tannins and exceptional finesse. There is plenty of power and structure in the glass, but ultimately this is a wine that convinces for its elegance and utter sense of harmony. The 1995 Ornellaia is now fading,... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Merlot wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1995 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell Masseto 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/25/2011

A wine that emphasizes finesse rather than power. Plenty of dried herb and berry character, with a hint of mint. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Greatest Ornellaia in years. Best after 2000. -JS Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1995 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/16/2010

A superb single-vineyard Merlot from a high-quality Tuscan producer, the 1995 Masseto vino da tavola exhibits a saturated dark ruby/purple color, in addition to a sweet nose of jammy black cherries, c... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Merlot wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1995 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Masseto 750ml



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"An amazingly massive Merlot. Like a top '89 Pomerol but with a wonderful backbone of acidity and that unique Tuscan style. Intense aromas of blackberry, olive and herbs, with hints of the sea. Full-bodied, very tannic, with masses of fruit and structure...95." WS 12/98.

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