2001 Ornellaia - Ornellaia 3.0L

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2001 Ornellaia - Ornellaia
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International Wine Cellar | 94(+?)

(14. 6% alcohol). Saturated ruby-red. Flamboyant, upfront aromas of black- and redcurrant, raspberry, strawberry, chocolate, mocha and violet pastille. Big, rich, sweet and deep, with superripe, distinctly Mediterranean flavors of blueberry, strawberry and chocolate, kept fresh by sound acidity. Conveys an impression of powerful extract. Finishes with superb, noble tannins and mounting flavors of red fruits, licorice and chocolate. This extremely young wine's solid structure is currently hidden by its sheer chewy sweetness of fruit. This was the first vintage made by Duroux, and it struck me as especially strong in extract if a bit youthfully disorganized. But note that I tasted it about nine months before it was scheduled to be released.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 116

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Wine Advocate | 96

The 2001 Ornellaia is easily the finest in the history of the estate, warm and spicy on the nose with superbly focused plum and black currant fruit, much complexity and elegance in its concentrated and supple body, and a velvety, enveloping close. It will easily drink well for another two decades.

Drink Dates: 2006-2026
Author: Daniel Thomases
Issue: 164

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Wine Spectator | 95

Incredible class here, with ultrafine tannins and layers of currants, berries and lightly toasted oak. Full-bodied, yet all in harmony and beauty. Beautifully sculptured. Excellent length. Not quite the 1998, but clearly classic. 12,920 cases made.

Drink Dates:
Author: James Suckling


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Drink Dates: 2006-2024
Author: Vinfolio Team


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Score: 91
Author: Mike410
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 12/17/2014
Score: 97
Author: sm122097
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/17/2014

1 of 2 people found this review useful.

Score: 96
Author: coffeemuse
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 08/02/2012
Drink Dates: 2012
Beautiful wine and is drinking great right now. Long finish, great nutmeg ration. Wish I had more of this wine

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Score: 96
Author: dave1161
Trust Rating: 14
Tasted On: 12/24/2008

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

About This Producer


A premiere estate located in Tuscany's Bolgheri coast, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia produces the renowned Merlot-based blends Masseto, Ornellaia, Le Serre Nuove, and Le Volte. The unique microclimate and combination of clay in the soil eventually proved ideal, epitomized by the 2001 Masseto, which garnered 100 points from the Wine Spectator. The pinnacle achievement at Ornellaia, the Masseto has developed a cult following for its limited allocation.

Ornellaia, a Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc blend which debuted in 1985, is the estate's signature wine. Le Serre Nuove, which requires less aging and displays a more fruit forward style, is something of a "second wine" and joins Le Volte, a Sangiovese, Cabernet, Merlot blend, as wines at a younger age.


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