Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Ornellaia, 1988

Bolgheri Superiore, Tuscany, Italy

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Ornellaia, 1988

Bolgheri Superiore, Tuscany, Italy



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 5% Wine Style: Bordeaux Inspired Reds Winemaker: Axel Heinz Optimum Drinking: 2017-2019 Reviewer Rating: 93 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 102396 Fill Level: In neck. Label Quality: Good label & capsule; minor bin-soiling.
Estate Notes

Ornellaia 1988 was purchased in its original case.

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.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).


“This brilliant wine is one of the best new breed Tuscan reds I have tasted. The color is a sensational black/purple and the nose offers gorgeously intense aromas of black plums, cassis, licorice, and spicy new oak. In the mouth, there is extraordinary opulence and richness, enough acidity to provide grip, and plenty of tannin lurking behind the cascade of fruit. The explosive finish goes on and on.” eRobertParker.com

“A solid wine, with wonderful structure for aging, but still closed and not giving much at this stage. Dark-ruby color, with smoke, berry and cherry aromas and flavors. Loads of velvety tannins, full body and a long finish. Great, soft texture.” Wine Spectator