Italy - 2015 - Ornellaia

  • Region: Italy
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Rating: 93
QtyUnitSizeCase SizePriceReserve
2Case75cl6£750

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Tasting Notes

Rating

93?

Release Price

$255

Drink Date

2019 - 2029

Reviewed by

 Monica Larner

Issue Date

6th Sep 2018

Source

Mid-September New Releases, The Wine Advocate

The 2015 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is a dark, exuberant and opulent wine that is teeming with flavor, ripeness and extract. That said, there is also a note of impurity that I only really locked in on when I went back to taste the wine at different time intervals later in the day and the next. To be clear, it was there upon first examination, but then it blew off. And then it came back. That game of hide and seek proved distracting and puzzling. I wondered if it was cork or barrel, although it did not behave like any of those things, and my doubt is recorded by the question mark next to my score. Once you get past that little blemish, you are instantly aware of the beauty and depth of the vintage. The wine is savory in terms of aromas and sweet in terms of tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon flavors of dried blackberry, toasted espresso and cured tobacco play leading roles.