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Ornellaia. Tenuta Dell' le Serre Nuove Proprietary Blend Tuscany 2008

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Robert Parker 93

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

Member Reviews for Ornellaia. Tenuta Dell' le Serre Nuove Proprietary Blend Tuscany

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Snooth User: pshillis
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12/30/2011

The 2008 Ornellaia has really come together beautifully over the last few months. Up until fairly recently it was a tightly wound, inaccessible wine, but it has begun to blossom quite nicely. The 2008 is a cool, inward Ornellaia graced with exquisite finesse in its dark fruit, mocha, licorice, tar and spices. I especially like the minerality and focus. There is a fabulous balance between the tannins of this structured, powerful vintage, but with gorgeous fleshiness and pliancy that makes the wine very attractive, even at this early stage. It will be fascinating to watch the 2008 develop over the coming years and decades. The 2008 growing season was marked by a rainy, wet spring which resulted in an irregular flowering and naturally low yields. The summer was hot, but temperatures cooled towards the end of the summer, particularly at night, so important for the development of color, aromatics and full phenolic ripeness in varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon. The result is a big, massively structured Ornellaia built for the cellar. In 2008 the blend is 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The 2008 Ornellaia spent about 20 months in French oak barrels, 70% new. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028. Score - 96+.


External Reviews for Ornellaia. Tenuta Dell' le Serre Nuove Proprietary Blend Tuscany

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

blackberries


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
05/31/2011

Im Geschmack Aromen von schwarzen Kirschen. Im Gaumen gut strukturiert, schöne Tannine und langer Abgang.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
05/21/2011

Der «Le Serre Nuove» wird wie sein grösserer Bruder «Ornellaia» vinifiziert. Lediglich die Reifezeit in französischen Barriques ist 6 Monate kürzer, so dass der Serre Nuove schneller zugänglich wird. Die In der Nase zeigt er dunkle Beeren und Kirschen mit wunderbar würzigen Tönen. Im Gaumen perfektes Gleichgewicht zwischen Konzentration und Dichte und lang anhaltend. Ein eleganter und edler Wein.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/05/2011

The 2008 Masseto comes across as relatively reserved and along the lines of vintages like 1988 that age beautifully but aren't the blockbuster type wines usually associated with Maremma. Freshly cut flowers, crushed rocks, spices and black cherries a... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Merlot wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2008 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell Masseto 6000ml


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

" I love Ornellaia. Amazing aromas of currants


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

and hints of vanilla cream. Licorice too. Full bodied


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

The 2008 Masseto comes across as relatively reserved and along the lines of vintages like 1988 that age beautifully but aren't the blockbuster type wines usually associated with Maremma. Freshly cut flowers, crushed rocks, spices and black cherries are some of the aromas and flavors that emerge from the 2008. This is an exceptionally beautiful Masseto that impresses for its elegance. The wine fleshes out nicely in the glass, while retaining its refined personality


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