Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT le Volte 2010

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As usual, from the great House of Ornellaia, a very plump and plummy effort. Wild berry, sweet spice, sweet red cherries and a touch of licorice can be found here. [A blend of Tuscan-grown Sangiovese with small percentages of estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.]

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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 Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT le Volte

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,933
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 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


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Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
3.50 5
12/01/2012

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 06/30/2012

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


Snooth User: Austinista
951428724
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/08/2011

0 glasses

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Snooth User: pshillis
9857933
0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/30/2011

The 2008 Ornellaia has really come together beautifully over the last few months. Up until fairly recently it was a tightly wound, inaccessible wine, but it has begun to blossom quite nicely. The 2008 is a cool, inward Ornellaia graced with exquisite finesse in its dark fruit, mocha, licorice, tar and spices. I especially like the minerality and focus. There is a fabulous balance between the tannins of this structured, powerful vintage, but with gorgeous fleshiness and pliancy that makes the wine very attractive, even at this early stage. It will be fascinating to watch the 2008 develop over the coming years and decades. The 2008 growing season was marked by a rainy, wet spring which resulted in an irregular flowering and naturally low yields. The summer was hot, but temperatures cooled towards the end of the summer, particularly at night, so important for the development of color, aromatics and full phenolic ripeness in varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon. The result is a big, massively structured Ornellaia built for the cellar. In 2008 the blend is 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The 2008 Ornellaia spent about 20 months in French oak barrels, 70% new. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028. Score - 96+.


Snooth User: luca chevalier
5336612,535
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/08/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549169,561
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/23/2011

The nose showed red currant, fall leaves, green pepper and a hint of oak. On the palate, this wine was like velvet, as currant and spicy dark woods glimpsed out from a shroud of tannin. It was gorgeously balanced with vibrant acidity and will likely age into something reminiscent of old school Bordeaux. The 2007 Ornellaia may not be for the fan of large-scale cabernet but I have a feeling there is a huge market of traditionalists that will love this wine


Snooth User: abryksa
10157774
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/21/2010

A purplish black core with a medium to full body. On the nose, there are loads of dark berries with a wonderful cream like aspect from the oak treatment. Its bouquet is surprising soft and delicate for a wine of its stature. In the mouth, it is fresh, clean and juicy. It delivers loads of blackberry, sweet herbs and currant up front. It glides softly and without effort to dark tannins that caress the palate. The finish lingers beautifully and in general, this wine has great balance. 90 points


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External Reviews for Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT le Volte

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/05/2013

A soft, generous red, the wine offers terrific richness and depth in its ripe, perfumed fruit. Sweet scents of French oak linger on the long finish. This generous, seductive wine should continue to drink well over the next few years.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 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.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

The estatersquo;s 2004 Le Volte, the entry-level wine, is a fresh, vinous effort with pretty aromatics, sweet ripe red fruit and herb flavors and an accessible personality. It is best enjoyed over the next three or four years. Anticipated maturity: 2007ndash;2010.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 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
Vintage: 2009 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.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

From the notable super Tuscan estate Ornellaia, this Sangiovese blend flaunts its pedigree with pristine fruit and skilled winemaking. Simultaneously savory and ripe, with red cherry, sweet shiitake and plum flavors amplified on the palate. The superb balance and purity of texture, along with fine tannins on the finish, add to the winersquo;s fully satisfying impression.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 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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As usual, from the great House of Ornellaia, a very plump and plummy effort. Wild berry, sweet spice, sweet red cherries and a touch of licorice can be found here. [A blend of Tuscan-grown Sangiovese with small percentages of estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.]

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