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Ornellaia Nm Tuscany 1998

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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
89065217,192
4.50 5
12/29/2008

Intensely aromatic with layers of coffee, roasted chili, olive, and black fruits that continue to evolve all night. Still a baby in the mouth with a big, muscular feel. The tannins are polished yet abundant, the fruit is dark and rich, bordering on sweet especially with the sweet wood tones. There is a coffee cream note to the mid-palate then a bif creme de cassis note takes over on the back end and leads to the finish with it's spice, mineral and olive tones. It's a lot of wine and while not exactly my style is certainly enjoyable and that goes for amateurs as well! 2008-2016 92pts


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Snooth User: 97mjr
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0.00 5
03/04/2009

great wine


Snooth User: Derek67
32027694
4.00 5
01/07/2009

A very nice and expensive red. Very tight and closed when opened and as black as night. Upon opening three hours later, it was full of dark fruit and had a very distinctive green bell pepper flavor, which I love.


Snooth User: shilocat
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4.00 5
12/26/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Ornellaia Nm Tuscany

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/29/2011

WS Top 100 2001, Rank: 1 - A cool and sleek Tuscan red, with tarragon and fresh sage aromas, blackberry and cherry undertones. Full-bodied, with a wonderfully silky palate of fine tannins and a long, fruity finish. Very sophisticated and reserved. Be... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1998 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell Ornellaia 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A cool and sleek Tuscan red, with tarragon and fresh sage aromas, blackberry and cherry undertones. Full-bodied, with a wonderfully silky palate of fine tannins and a long, fruity finish. Very sophisticated and reserved. Best after 2004. 13,330 cases... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1998 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/27/2011

This gorgeous red is the second wine of Ornellaia. Gorgeous perfumes of currants, berries and cherries, with hints of Indian spices. Very subtle. Full-bodied and very velvety, with lots of berry fruit, fresh mushroom and a meaty sage aftertaste. Wond... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1998 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Le Serre Nuove 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/29/2011

The 1998 Masseto is another wine that is drinking particularly well today. It is opulent and expansive on the palate, where it offers plenty of ripe dark fruit along with more advanced notes of tobacco, showing much length and style although the tann... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Merlot wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1998 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell Masseto 750ml


External Review
01/29/2009

Concentrated aromas and flavors of cassis and blackberry are offset by suggestions ofherb, mint and vanilla in this elegantly structured wine, with fine, focused tannins set in a velvety texture ending in a long finish.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/21/2010

A Merlot wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1998 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Masseto 750ml



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