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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: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

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: 2014–2029.


External Review
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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
08/07/2014

Very aromatic, featuring floral and leafy black currant scents that follow through to plum, iron and tar flavors. Bordeaux-like with a supple texture, yet also firmly structured, offering herb and spice notes on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2013 through 2020.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/14/2013

If you’ve ever wondered what makes this wine so special, the answer is simple: elegance. This shows polished fruit and spice aromas that are intense, balanced and beautifully integrated. The blend is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance made up of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The palate is dense, rich, smooth and supple. Drink this after 2018.


External Review
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
01/03/2012

The 2006 Le Volte is especially generous in this vintage. This plump, juicy wine bursts from the glass with an array of super-ripe dark plums, cherries, smoke and licorice. It is an engaging, rewarding wine to enjoy over the next few years. Le Volte is made from Sangiovese which is purchased from outside producers plus Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the property. Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2011.


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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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