Tenuta Dell Ornellaia 2014 IGT Bolgheri (Magnum)


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This is a very impressive expression of Ornellaia. Born out of a challenging vintage, winemaker Axel Heinz has exceeded expectations producing a rich, opulent, yet classically proportioned wine that overflows with black berry fruits, red cherry, liquorice stick, damson plums, bramble fruits and dusty graphite notes. The palate is bright, tensile and pure with a real sense of textural precision. There is wonderful cut and freshness, but also superb black and blue berry fruit intensity together with linear, mineral definition. This wine is the ultimate surprise package. With 20% (instead of the usual 4-5%) of late ripening Petit Verdot included in the blend, you'd expect this vintage to feel instinctively a little different. The 2014 Ornellaia is a true testament to the obsessive commitment and focus of winemaker Axel Heinz. 95+/100 Greg Sherwood MW

(93-95/100 Monica Larner, RobertParker.com)

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One of the most acclaimed Italian wineries, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia is famous for crafting some of the most sought-after wines from Bolgheri. Part of the original “Super-Tuscans”, the eponymous wine, Ornellaia, is an ode to the Mediterranean character of this stretch of the Tuscan coast. Far from resting on their laurels, the winemaking team, headed by maverick estate director Axel Heinz, possess a full range of vibrant, long-lived, elegant wines that speak loudly about the potential of their unique terroir. Their range includes red wines, whites, dessert, grappa and even olive oil – all crafted with the same meticulous attention.

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