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Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Masseto 1999

Winemaker's Notes:

"Superb red here. Gorgeous black olive and ripe fruit aromas in this Merlot. Full-bodied, with big, rich and chewy tannins and a long, long, ripe fruit finish. Fantastic. Best after 2006...96." Cellar Selection - Wine Spectator 9/02

Editorial Reviews for Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Masseto

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,766
4.00 5
09/22/2008

A bit of bottle stink greats the nose folowd by a leather nose with hints of eucalyptus, earth, lead pencil shavings, some soft red bell pepper and a hint of brett. Cool mulberry fruit and tobacco creep into the nose. Round and rich in the mouth showing early maturity with soft tannins and gentle acidity. Quite minty up front with a core of ripe fruit that looses steam on the mid-palate before drying somewhat on the finish. This may improve slightly with time but, again, has a better nose than palate and seems restrained new worldy. 2008-2014


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Snooth User: DvineAmanda
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5.00 5
12/04/2009

This wine won hands down at a blind tasting we had with friends. Beautiful and worth the wait.


External Reviews for Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Masseto

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

Wow. Currants, berries, cherries and minerals, but all subtlety. Full- to medium-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. Complex wine. However, a significant price hike, which follows the purchase of the estate by the Mondavi and Frescobaldi fa... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1999 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell Ornellaia 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/22/2010

Beautiful violet, berry and raspberry character. Very fruity and pretty. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, long finish. This is seductive and modern. It shows excellent potential for aging.--Masseto vertical. Best after 2008. 2,815 cas... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1999 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/13/2012

A Merlot wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1999 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell Masseto 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Full ruby-red. Youthful perfumed nose hints at cherry flowers licorice and lead pencil. Dense brooding and powerful with superb depth and clarity of cherry cassis mineral and floral flavors. An aristocratic backward gripping Ornellaia that finishes with explosive length and building tannins. If the 98 is feminine this is distinctly masculine. Still an infant. 94(+?) points Stephen Tanzers IWC.



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"Superb red here. Gorgeous black olive and ripe fruit aromas in this Merlot. Full-bodied, with big, rich and chewy tannins and a long, long, ripe fruit finish. Fantastic. Best after 2006...96." Cellar Selection - Wine Spectator 9/02

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