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Tenuta Dellornellaia "Ornellaia" Italian Super Tuscans 2005

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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

Editorial Reviews for Tenuta Dellornellaia "Ornellaia" Italian Super Tuscans

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
09/22/2008

From the first official tasting outside of the estate. The nose begins with oak, toast, and sugar notes though they are moderate in intensity and are joined by a floral note, cassis fruit, cedar as well as tar, asphalt, smoke, molasses, and gingersnaps. In the mouth the wine offers up a seamless, medium bodied imoression that features refined tannins, nuanced oak, hard blackberry candy fruit, a bit of bitterness that cuts the finish short. Needs time to integrate, at this point the nose is better than the palate. 2008-2010


Member Reviews for Tenuta Dellornellaia "Ornellaia" Italian Super Tuscans

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4.50 5
07/08/2008

Interesting dark ruby red in the glass, a lovely generous nose filled with mocha, chocolate cherries, spices and some light oak. Surprisingly mid bodied but drinking very well, nice length to the finish, nice rich mouth feel, well structured and a pleasant palate flavour profile of blueberries and coffee. Drinking too well today, if such a thing can be claimed! 92 Points


0.00 5
07/22/2008

Interesting dark ruby red in the glass, a lovely generous nose filled with mocha, chocolate cherries, spices and some light oak. Surprisingly mid bodied but drinking very well, nice length to the finish, nice rich mouth feel, well structured and a pleasant palate flavour profile of blueberries and coffee. Drinking too well today, if such a thing can be claimed!


Snooth User: Vinfolio
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0.00 5
02/13/2008

50% merlot, 35% cabernet sauvignon, 10% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. Lovely, vibrant aromas of ripe-off-the-vine blackberry and black raspberry with nuamnces of cedar box and sweet tobacco. Full, elegant entry that reiterates the berry fruit and is joined by delicate streams of plum and black chery. A velvety sort of muscularity gives it definition along with the structure of sophisticated and proper tannins. A classic and sublime example of Ornellaia's second wine.


External Reviews for Tenuta Dellornellaia "Ornellaia" Italian Super Tuscans

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

Exuberant and opulent plum, spices and dark cherry flavours with velvety tannins and firm acid backbone. Young and gorgeous with great complexity and depth - one that will age beautifully. Drink: 2013–2027.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

Vigorous, broad palate but unsettles and awkward now. a slow developer but the length and fresh fruit finish suggest potential. 2012–2025.


External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
03/15/2012

The medium-bodied 2005 Ornellaia shows plenty of delineation in its dark cherries, blueberries, spices, minerals and crushed rocks. The 2005 doesn't have the detail of the 2004 or the richness of the 2006, but it does offer notable finesse and clarity in an understated style for this wine. My impression is that this will be a relatively early-maturing vintage of Ornellaia, which is not a bad thing, considering the age-worthiness of the two vintages which surround it. In 2005 Ornellaia is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. It is a big success in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020. RP


External Review
10/01/2008

Gorgeous aromas of currant and coffee, with hints of chocolate. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a lovely finish. Wonderfully balanced. Wow. The second wine of Ornellaia. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.


External Review
03/23/2011

Dunkles Purpurrot. Konzentriert die Nase, tiefgründig, Frucht kombiniert mit Kokos/Schokoladen-Aromen. Sehr satt, druckvoll und fruchtig am Gaumen. Der finessenreiche Wein zeigt sich bereits mit geschmeidigen Tanninen, herrlicher Länge mit viel Rückaromatik nach Cassis und noblem Eichholz.


External Review
12/13/2008

Smells like chocolate mousse, with crushed raspberry and hints of flowers. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a rich, fruity finish. This is powerful and structured Merlot, with layers and layers of everything. Needs time to come around. Best after 2014.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/10/2015

The medium-bodied 2005 Ornellaia shows plenty of delineation in its dark cherries, blueberries, spices, minerals and crushed rocks. The 2005 doesn’t have the detail of the 2004 or the richness of the 2006, but it does offer notable finesse and clarity in an understated style for this wine. My impression is that this will be a relatively early-maturing vintage of Ornellaia, which is not a bad thing, considering the age-worthiness of the two vintages which surround it. In 2005 Ornellaia is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. It is a big success in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2010–2020.


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