Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Ornellaia, 1999

Bolgheri Superiore, Tuscany, Italy

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Ornellaia, 1999

Bolgheri Superiore, Tuscany, Italy

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  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£142.50
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£142.50

Information
Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet Franc 5% Wine Style: Bordeaux Inspired Reds Winemaker: Thomas Duroux Optimum Drinking: 2016-2022 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 100158 Fill Level: In neck. Label Quality: Good condition – most from original wooden case.
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 1999 Ornellaia (magnum) does not disappoint. This vivid, energetic wine emerges from the glass with a myriad of graphite, menthol, licorice, leather and dark fruit wrapped around a powerful core. The bouquet alone is worth the price of admission. Though not as opulent as the 1997, the 1999 offers exceptional length and a finessed, regal close. The 1999 Ornellaia is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The wine spent 18 months in French oak (60% new) prior to being bottled." eRobertParker.com

"Superb red here. Gorgeous black olive and ripe fruit aromas in this Merlot. Full-bodied, with big, rich and chewy tannins and a long, long, ripe fruit finish. Fantastic." Wine Spectator