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Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Masseto 2009

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A small production white from the world famous House of Ornellaia. This is a large-scaled Tuscan beauty that is for fans of rich white wines. Look for aromas of peaches and herbs with tropical fruit and honey.A remarkably smooth mouthfeel with warmth and breadth. A subtle touch of vanilla from oak balanced with good acidity.[100% Sauvignon Blanc]

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06/30/2012

Awesome! 98 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12


External Reviews for Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Masseto

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/16/2011

Le Volte 2007 is a Tuscan wine that speaks the same language as Ornellaia. The aromatic and structural components display perfect balance, with fresh, lightly spiced red berry fruit notes and smooth fullness on the palate, where the soft Merlot tannins combine with the structure of Cabernet and the classic liveliness of Sangiovese. Best Le Volte in the last few years.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/16/2011

Shows aromas of ripe strawberry, with hints of green coffee bean. Medium-bodied, with soft, delicious fruit and a long finish. A juicy, fresh wine. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2009 Ornellaia caresses the palate with layers of seamless, radiant fruit. Sweet red berries, mocha, flowers, new leather and spices are some of the many notes that are layered in this sumptuous, totally beautiful wine. The 2009 stands out for its silky tannins and phenomenal overall balance. This is one of those wines that will probably enjoy a long drinking window. There is little question the ability to blend grape varieties was a huge help in this vintage. In my opinion, that is the main reason Ornellaia is a slightly more complete wine than Masseto in 2009. In one of my blind tastings, the 2009 made a very eloquent case for itself as the wine of the vintage. The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. In 2009 winemaker Axel Heinz used the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc ever in Ornellaia and gave the wine less time in oak, both with the goal of preserving as much freshness as possible. Anticipated maturity: 2014andndash;2029.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/03/2012

Deep ruby-red. Multidimensional aromas of blackberry, iron, Oriental spices and cedar. Very intensely flavored and suave, with a wonderfully silky texture over a firm underlying structure. A hint of eucalyptus provides lift on the extremely long finish, which features building tannins and a violet nuance. This is a remarkably suave Ornellaia, but it seems a little less concentrated than usual and comes across as almost too polished. Maybe all it needs is a little time to put on more weight and develop greater complexity.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/16/2011

Aromas of earth, spice and fruit follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with good ripe fruit and a medium finish. A bit simple. Best after 2003.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/07/2012

Black cherry, blueberry and floral aromas and flavors highlight this rich red. Its ample flesh coats the tannins, but there's structure underneath. Fine length. Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2012 through 2020.


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05/31/2011

Sehr schöner, gehaltvoller Rotwein der berühmten Tenuta dell'Ornellaia aus Bolgheri. Das Bouquet erinner an rote und schwarze Beeren und präsentiert sich enorm fruchtbetont. Im Gaumen dicht und gut strukturiert, angenehme Eichenholznoten sowie Kraft, Eleganz und Harmonie.


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A small production white from the world famous House of Ornellaia. This is a large-scaled Tuscan beauty that is for fans of rich white wines. Look for aromas of peaches and herbs with tropical fruit and honey.A remarkably smooth mouthfeel with warmth and breadth. A subtle touch of vanilla from oak balanced with good acidity.[100% Sauvignon Blanc]

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