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1985 Ornellaia

  • 91 IWC
  • 80 JR
  • Variety
    Regional Blend

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SKU: 55859-1985-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Full medium-red color. Pretty, floral aromas of raspberry, licorice, mocha, cedar and smoke. Lush but vinous, with nicely integrated acidity giving shape and grip to the flavors. Not a big wine but sappy, classy and precise. Finishes with very firm but fine tannins and lovely purity.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2004
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Still impressively deep crimson and a note of leafiness. Ripe, round, taut, rather tense nose but on the palate the fruit is fading a bit. The acidity is becoming more and more prominent. Very much a mid 1980s wine. Reminds me of California rather. 12.5% CS:M:CF 80:15:5 13,000 bottles produced in the Antinori cellars at San Casciano
    Author: Jancis Robinson
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  • 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.

    See other similar producers:Isole e Olena,Fattoria San Giusto a Rentennano

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 16 bottles owned
    • 7 collectors