Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Ornellaia, 1997

Tuscany, Tuscany, Italy

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Ornellaia, 1997

Tuscany, Tuscany, Italy

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£175.00
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£175.00

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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet Franc 5% Wine Style: Full Bodied Red Winemaker: Thomas Duroux Optimum Drinking: 2016-2019 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 100160 Fill Level: In neck. Label Quality: Good label & capsule; minor bin-soiling.
Estate Notes

Tenuta dell’Ornellaia is situated in Tuscany's breathtaking Bolgheri district, and the hamlet of Bolgheri affords stunning views reaching out to Corsica on a good day, providing the inspiration and physical climate that help create this legendary wine.

Ornellaia's mild maritime climate, together with very strict controls on quantity, minute attention to detail in vineyard management and rigorous selection, make Ornellaia one of the world's most unique and finest wines. The estate is at the top of Super Tuscan ladder, consistently producing excellent wine in every Tuscan vintage.

Reviews

"The 1997 Ornellaia (magnum) is a big, fat wine endowed with tons of fruit. Mocha, coffee beans and ripe, dark fruit emerge from the glass on a rich, opulent frame. The structural elements are easy to overlook, as the tannins are so juicy and ripe, and the fruit is incredibly intense. Simply put, everything is in the right place. In many ways, the 1997 is a wine that signals a move towards the more extroverted style that is common here these days. The 1997 Ornellaia, like many wines from Tuscany that year, is marked by a unique growing season that saw an April frost lower yields dramatically, followed by a hot, dry summer which concentrated the remaining fruit to a levels not seen previously. It remains a magnificent example of this Tuscan classic." Antonio Galloni

"This Tuscan gem is black in color, with complex aromas of black currants, minerals and wet earth. Full- bodied, with lots of tannins, but very polished. Long, long finish. Super well-made." Wine Spectator