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2009 Ornellaia - Ornellaia 750ml
2009 Ornellaia - Ornellaia
Italy - Tuscany - Bolgheri
Red / Proprietary Blend
2009 Ornellaia - Ornellaia
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Professional Reviews

IWC
94(+?)

International Wine Cellar Author: Ian D'Agata Issue: Issue 164

Deep ruby-red. Multidimensional aromas of blackberry, iron, Oriental spices and cedar. Very intensely flavored and suave, with a wonderfully silky texture over a firm underlying structure. A hint of eucalyptus provides lift on the extremely long finish, which features building tannins and a violet nuance. This is a remarkably suave Ornellaia, but it seems a little less concentrated than usual and comes across as almost too polished. Maybe all it needs is a little time to put on more weight and develop greater complexity.

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WA
97

Wine Advocate Author: Antonio Galloni Issue: 201

The 2009 Ornellaia caresses the palate with layers of seamless, radiant fruit. Sweet red berries, mocha, flowers, new leather and spices are some of the many notes that are layered in this sumptuous, totally beautiful wine. The 2009 stands out for its silky tannins and phenomenal overall balance. This is one of those wines that will probably enjoy a long drinking window. There is little question the ability to blend grape varieties was a huge help in this vintage. In my opinion, that is the main reason Ornellaia is a slightly more complete wine than Masseto in 2009. In one of my blind tastings, the 2009 made a very eloquent case for itself as the wine of the vintage. The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. In 2009 winemaker Axel Heinz used the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc ever in Ornellaia and gave the wine less time in oak, both with the goal of preserving as much freshness as possible.

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WS
94

Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson

Very aromatic, featuring floral and leafy black currant scents that follow through to plum, iron and tar flavors. Bordeaux-like with a supple texture, yet also firmly structured, offering herb and spice notes on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

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Community Reviews

97

Dpcisneros Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 02/19/2014

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

97

rnorberto Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 12/14/2012

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

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