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Tenuta Dellornellaia "Ornellaia" Italian Super Tuscans 1997

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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia:
Production dictated by the nature of the vintage, hand-harvesting only when the grapes are fully ripe, the grapes of the individual vineyards fermented separately, in the respect of a unique and precious terroir. These are just a few of the choices made by Ornellaia, following a philosophy that aims for quality from the beginning. Thanks to the women and men who throw their hearts, heads and so... Read more
Production dictated by the nature of the vintage, hand-harvesting only when the grapes are fully ripe, the grapes of the individual vineyards fermented separately, in the respect of a unique and precious terroir. These are just a few of the choices made by Ornellaia, following a philosophy that aims for quality from the beginning. Thanks to the women and men who throw their hearts, heads and souls into their work year round. The results can be seen, but are even more evident in the glass... Read less

External Reviews for Tenuta Dellornellaia "Ornellaia" Italian Super Tuscans

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

Great dark color. Intense aromas of ripe currant, prune, dried fruits and fresh rosemary. Loads of fresh sage and other herbs. Full-bodied, with beautiful tannins. Decadent, yet wonderfully caressing. Fabulous opulence here. Merlot.--1997 Italian bli... Wine Spectator. A Merlot wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1997 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell Masseto 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

This Tuscan gem is black in color, with complex aromas of black currants, minerals and wet earth. Full- bodied, with lots of tannins, but very polished. Long, long finish. Super well-made?a great Ornellaia. Best after 2004. 11,415 cases made. -... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1997 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/09/2011

Dark ruby red. Shows intense blackberry, currant, fresh herb and mineral character on the nose. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long, caressing finish. Still young and powerful.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Best after 2009. 11,415 cas... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1997 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell Ornellaia 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Bright, youthful red-ruby. Very ripe, complex aromas of black fruits, violet, exotic spices, licorice and humus. Then hugely full and sweet in the mouth, but with a faint greenness. Finishes with big, slightly rustic tannins-less fine-grained than us... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1997 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell Ornellaia 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/13/2009

Inky color still, with a jammy and smoky nose showing licorice and vanilla aromas. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and velvety tannins, it still seems structured, closed and tight. Needs many more years in the bottle. Even better than I originally t... Wine Spectator. A Merlot wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1997 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Masseto 750ml



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