Ornellaia Ornellaia 2010 3L

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2010 commemorates the 25th Anniversary of Tenuta dell'Ornellaia which was founded in 1981 in a beautiful, coastal part of Tuscany near the village of Bolgheri. From the outset, the mission was to produce outstanding wines. Since then passion and dedication, coupled with a unique terroir and an extraordinary microclimate, have brought the Tenuta dell'Ornellaia's prestigious labels great success and recognition as one of the most important wineries in the world. Made of a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and a dollup of Petit Verdot, the 2010 is destined for greatness. Hand picked fruit is sorted at the winery, de-stemmed and crushed gently. The wine is fermented in oak barrels (70% new and 30% one year), then aged in small barriques for 18 months.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Bolgheri
Brand Ornellaia
  • wa97+

Wine AdvocatePoured from the special anniversary bottle, the 2010 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is a truly outstanding wine that leaves a lasting memory for those who are lucky enough to enjoy it. What stands out is the absolutely seamless-seamless-seamless (yes, it's worth repeating three times) integration of its many moving parts. The wine magically transitions from cherry, spice, chocolate and espresso in one melodic and continuous loop. It exudes balance and elegance over long, delicious minutes. It is profoundly impressive. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030. Of all the grapevines planted on the Ornellaia estate, the 2010 vintage showed best results with Merlot, says Leonardo Raspini. Because the harvest was later than usual, the early-ripening grape enjoyed a slow and steady evolution.

Monica Larner, August 2013
  • js95

James SucklingA wine with a wonderful depth of berry, chocolate and hazelnut character. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a round and delicious finish. Fruit-forward and exuberant. More in your face fruit to this wine than in many past vintages. Enticing all the same. This comes in a special bottle commemorating the anniversary of the wine being on the market. Try in 2016.

  • ws94

Wine SpectatorA muscular, impenetrable red, with tightly wound tannins guiding the black cherry, plum, herb, soy and oak spice flavors. Monolithic today, this needs time to find equilibrium. Best from 2016 through 2032. 2,200 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, September 30, 2013