Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Ornellaia, 2003

Bolgheri Superiore, Tuscany, Italy

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Ornellaia, 2003

Bolgheri Superiore, Tuscany, Italy



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 60% Merlot 15%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Petit Verdot 5% Wine Style: Bordeaux Inspired Reds Winemaker: Axel Heinz Optimum Drinking: 2017-2020 Reviewer Rating: 93 Reviewer: Antonio Galloni Code: 102648 Fill Level: In neck. Label Quality: Good condition – from original wooden case.
Estate Notes

The 2003 Ornellaia was purchased in its original case and is in really good condition. 

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.


"Subtle aromas of currant, coffee and blackberry, yet rather coarse on the palate just now. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Needs some time to mellow. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot." Wine Spectator

"The 2003 Ornellaia (magnum) is another impressive wine. Owing to the heat of the vintage, this is an especially ripe, opulent Ornellaia. The blend contains a higher percentage of Cabernet Franc and less Merlot than is the norm, which helps preserve a measure of freshness. It is also the first vintage where Petit Verdot is part of the blend. Dark, jammy fruit is nicely balanced by a vein of minerality that gives the wine clarity and length, yet the tannins are a touch less finessed than in the finest years, which is consistent with the quality of the vintage. This is without question a very impressive 2003." Antonio Galloni