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Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Red Bordeaux Blend Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia 2004

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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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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 Dell'Ornellaia Red Bordeaux Blend Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,732
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
339902,159
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: Cab Lovers
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5.00 5
05/29/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Red Bordeaux Blend Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia

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

Medium body and acid. Medium fruit, oak and tannin. Green vegetables, cherries, brown spices, pipe tobacco. Simple fruit with strong greenish nuances is balanced with ample tannins.


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

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.


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

Pretty, well-made wine offering cassis and herb aromas and flavors; medium in body and tannins followed by a silky finish. Drinkable now but better in 1996.


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

Wow. Currants, berries, cherries and minerals, but all subtlety. Full- to medium-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. Complex wine. However, a significant price hike, which follows the purchase of the estate by the Mondavi and Frescobaldi families, is disappointing. Best after 2005.


External Review
08/30/2011

The gorgeous 2004 Ornellaia is a great way to start this tasting. A lively dark ruby, it is a vibrant effort bursting with expressive aromatics and layered, well-delineated fruit, showing much purity on the palate and closing with a long, finessed finish. Readers hoping to catch this wine s full array of nuances will have to wait at least another few years as the wine remains quite primary today. This exquisite effort is not to be missed. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. 95/Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019.


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

The 1999 Ornellaia demonstrates immediately the superiority of the vintage in dark, blackish color, powerful and expansive nose of cassis, graphite, tar, and Mediterranean herbs, and its rich, concentrated, and deep flavors, sizeable but very supple as well. Drink 2005-2022.


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

Dark ruby-purple in color, with complex aromas of dark chocolate, cola, vanilla, cedar and currant. Full-bodied yet ultrarefined, with dense, seamless, caressing tannins. Everything is in the right proportion. Superb. Cabernet Sauvginon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best after 2009.


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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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