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Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Masseto 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Resulting from a vintage during which Merlot ripened perfectly, the 2004 Masseto displays great aromatic complexity, with the typical prune and black cherry aromas coupled with floral overtones and subtle oak. On the palate the richness of the ripe fruit is supported by a tightly woven, ample tannic structure and fresh acidity. The balance between opulence, power and elegance makes it a classic expression of its terroir, unique to both Bolgheri and Tuscany.

Editorial Reviews for Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Masseto

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,203
4.00 5
09/22/2008

Blueberries pop on the nose and the alcohol is well integrated. This offers up some obvious leafy cassis in a decidedly cool, greenish nose that has well integrated cedary oak, a fleshy tone an building notes of smoke and char. In the mouth this has a rich feel with lovely fresh structure obvious tannin and integrated acidity. Frontloaded with dark baking spices over which is a top note of Cab Franc mintiness. This is awfully young and while richly fruited it is loaded with aggressive tanins which clamp down on the finish. Leave it be. 2012-2020


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Snooth User: 97mjr
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4.00 5
03/04/2009

Concentrated dark fruit, pominent Cab Franc. Improved over 24 hrs. Was better on the second day.


Snooth User: gianolig
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0.00 5
04/26/2011

Svolse Dosbos Sogsoskb


Snooth User: Peter
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4.00 5
09/29/2007

Four glasses


External Reviews for Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Masseto

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/28/2010

Shows wonderful aromas of flowers and berries, with hints of vanilla and Indian spices. Full-bodied and powerful, with layers of chewy tannins and a long, flawless finish. Compact and dense, yet racy and refined. Not the perfect 2001, but very close.... Wine Spectator. A Merlot wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2004 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Masseto 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2007 Ornellaia is a masterpiece blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and a tiny element of Petit Verdot. The intensity and purity are outstanding and the wine delivers beautiful notes of chocolate, black cherry, leather, cedar and spice. It's a big, modern expression that closes long with luscious softness and opulent fruit. Hold 10 years or more.


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

JS: Shows wonderful aromas of flowers and berries, with hints of vanilla and Indian spices. Full-bodied and powerful, with layers of chewy tannins and a long, flawless finish. Compact and dense, yet racy and refined. Not the perfect 2001, but very close. Best after 2013.


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

yet racy and refined. Not the perfect 2001


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

with layers of chewy tannins and a long


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Good, moderately saturated ruby. Sexy aromas of blackberry, plum and chocolatey oak are lifted by an enticing violet note. Sweet, lush and fine-grained, with a peppery blackberry flavor complicated by saline and coffee elements. This very cabernet sauvignon-dominated wine boasts terrific varietal character and finishes broad, sweet and mouthcoating. It's one of the best versions of Ornellaia ever, though it may not prove as ageworthy as some other fine vintages of this wine. Having followed Ornellaia closely ever since it was first made, I never cease to be amazed by how much it has improved over the early efforts, such as the 1985, when the vines were just too young to produce the level of quality this wine frequently achieves nowadays.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Dark in color, showing loads of dark fruits on the nose, as well as licorice and berries and hints of mint and cedar. Full-bodied, with refined yet chewy tannins and a ripe berry, coffee and chocolate aftertaste. New wood barrels shine through. But it will all come together with bottle age. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best after 2012.


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Resulting from a vintage during which Merlot ripened perfectly, the 2004 Masseto displays great aromatic complexity, with the typical prune and black cherry aromas coupled with floral overtones and subtle oak. On the palate the richness of the ripe fruit is supported by a tightly woven, ample tannic structure and fresh acidity. The balance between opulence, power and elegance makes it a classic expression of its terroir, unique to both Bolgheri and Tuscany.

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