Ornellaia Masseto 2013 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Ornellaia Masseto 2013

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Ornellaia Masseto 2013 750ml


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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia believes in the terroir of the soil which translates into special flavors and complexities in its wines. The Masseto vineyard, for example, has three different soils, including a unique clay which is ideal for growing Merlot. On the Tuscan coast, in a land that beheld the splendor of the Etruscans, you will find Bolgheri, home of Tenuta dell'Ornellaia. From the low hilly landscape, topped with cypresses and the heavy scented perfumes of the Mediterranean, to the resting spots of migratory birds and the dense woodlands that slope gently to the sea, this landscape provides varying soils and micro-climates perfect for making extraordinary wine. Masseto is a rare and exclusive Cru, made entirely from Merlot grapes grown on the 7 hectare vineyard bearing the same name. Its first vintage was 1986, and it has gained a reputation as one of the world's most sought after wines. Masseto has an exotic nose with big ripe black fruits and minerals. On the palate it's powerful, rich, and opulent, with big, sweet, polished tannins and a super long finish.
Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany
Brand Ornellaia
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Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Masseto paints a glorious picture of Tuscany. It captures an inspired moment in time and walks an impressive tightrope between power and elegance. In my preview tasting last year, I noticed the firm textural richness of the 2013 vintage and the crystalline sharpness of its aromas. Thanks to 12 additional months of bottle aging, that impression is evermore constant and concrete. The focus is there, yet the wine has also fleshed out and put on more velvety definition especially in terms of mouthfeel. It wears its pedigree with pride, but most importantly it offers the balance and integration to promise a long and healthy aging future. The 2013 vintage follows closely on the heels of the impeccable 2006 and 2010 vintages in terms of cellaring potential. This is definitely a bottle that should interest collectors.

Monica Larner, October 28, 2016
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Wine SpectatorOffers an inviting nose of black cherry, blackberry, vanilla, toast and tobacco, while sweet fruit and mineral flavors abound. Focused yet generous, with beautiful balance and a long, spice- tinged aftertaste. Needs aeration to come together. Decant if you must drink now, but better to wait. Merlot. Best from 2019 through 2030.