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2003 Ornellaia - Ornellaia 750ml
2003 Ornellaia - Ornellaia
Italy - Tuscany - Bolgheri
Red / Proprietary Blend
2003 Ornellaia - Ornellaia
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Ian D'Agata Issue: Issue 128

($150; a blend of 67% cabernet sauvignon, 15% merlot, 13% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot) Deep, saturated ruby. Wonderfully sweet aromas of blackcurrant, violet, smoky plum and milk chocolate, complicated by nuances of graphite and menthol. Thick and powerful in the mouth, with a penetrating sweetness of fruit accentuated by superrich milk chocolate and espresso flavors. Highly polished tannins and sound acidity leave the mouth basking in a creamy, long finish. This is the first vintage in which petit verdot was included in the blend (the fruit comes from the seven-year-old Olivo vineyard), and you can actually pick up its presence, especially on the floral nose.

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Jancis Robinson Author: Jancis Robinson

Very opulent, sweet ripe, 'hot' nose. Velvety start to the palate and then the dry tannins kicked in with a little bit of rawness. Lacks the polish of most Ornellaias but certainly dramatic heatwave stuff.

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Wine Advocate Author: Antonio Galloni Issue: 169

The opulent 2003 Ornellaia (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot) presents a dramatic contrast to the 2004 in its super-ripe, open nose and jammy dark fruit. Ample and warm on the palate, it is clearly the product of a very hot vintage, yet it shows notable freshness along with much persistence, great overall balance and a lingering note of sweetness on the finish.

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Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

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. To be released spring 2007. 11,300 cases made.

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Community Reviews


JMC22 Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 06/04/2009 Drink Dates: 2011-2020

This was definitely infanticide. Wound up like a steal cable, this wine gave off some leathery notes on the nose. Sinewy in general, with a ton of minerality but very little fruit on the palate. 2 minute finish. Should develop well.

Barbara C189 Tasted On: 11/08/2007 Drink Dates: 2008-2018

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