2001 Ornellaia

  • 96 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Regional Blend

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SKU: 55859-2001-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 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: September/October 2004
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Blackcurrant, red cherry, but also a green stalky tone that I'm not hugely enamoured by. Very lengthy, concentrated and with strong grainy tannic structure. The palate shows black fruit and a tangy cherry essence, but there is heat on the finish and a lack of true excitement. (RH)
    Author: Richard Hemming
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 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.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 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.
    Author: Daniel Thomases
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: dave1161
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Mike410
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: sm122097
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Beautiful wine and is drinking great right now. Long finish, great nutmeg ration. Wish I had more of this wine
    Drink Dates: 2012
    Author: coffeemuse
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

The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to ancient vines that grew wild long before modern times. Sangiovese is the variety of the region's best-known wines, Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti. In recent years, “Super Tuscans"—blends including non-native Bordeaux varieties—have gained in popularity and acclaim. The region's Mediterranean climate, with its warmer average temperatures, provides ideal conditions for the development of rich, structured, and age-worthy wines. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1522 bottles owned
  • 246 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 246 collectors)