2013 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
|Grapes||Merlot, Cab Sauv|
Amazing graphite and violet aromas with dark fruits. Medium to full body, ultra-velvety tannins and a long and beautiful finish. Formed and tight. I love the fresh ginger underneath it all. A cool profile that's so approachable with wonderful length. Rating: 98 James Suckling, The Wine Spectator (Jul 2016)
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Ornellaia 2013 is a dense wine with vibrant colour and a marked aromatic complexity built around a limpid and brilliant fruitiness. Fine spicy and balsamic notes underscore all this. Complex and fresh fruity nuances on the palate are framed by delicate but firm racy tannins that display a rare harmony between firmness and fleshiness. What is striking about Ornellaia 2013 is its long and delightfully aromatic finish that leaves a lasting impression of elegance. I will always remember this vintage because of the delayed start to the vines’ growth cycle that gave us some cause for concern. This was swiftly remedied however when Mother Nature intervened and provided us with great conditions for another classic vintage of Ornellaia. Axel Heinz – Ornellaia Winemaker and Estate Director Winemaker's notes (Mar 2016)
The 2013 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is an integrated and seamless blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Alex Heinz tells me that 2013 was a difficult vintage especially towards the early part of the growing season. It balanced out during the summer and allowed for steady ripening of fruit before the harvest. But 2013 was not as hot as 2011 and 2012 overall, and this edition of Ornellaia is beautifully tonic and shapely as a result. The bouquet is very developed in terms of aromas this year with beautiful notes of dark fruit, tobacco and spice. Those perfumes are just gorgeous. The mouthfeel is similarly intense with tannins that are still young, but are already silky and linear in nature. This vintage promises a long aging future. Drinking range: 2018 - 2038 Rating: 96-96 Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (www.robertparker.com) (Oct 2015)
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