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