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2005 Ornellaia

abv 14.5%
  • 93 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 93 JR
  • Variety
    Regional Blend

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SKU: 55859-2005

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Displays beautiful aromas of ripe fruit, with currant, plum and blackberry. This complex and full-bodied Tuscan red has soft, polished tannins and a long, long finish. Shows a deft hand in the winemaking.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Rating: 18

    Such a beautiful, perfumed nose! Nuanced, sculpted; swirls of blueberry, chocolate and coffee. Tremendously elegant, finely cut and glamorous - would grace any catwalk. Aristocratic poise displaying long-legged cashmere-clad tannins. So long. So very long. (TC)
    Author: Tamlyn Currin
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The medium-bodied 2005 Ornellaia shows plenty of delineation in its dark cherries, blueberries, spices, minerals and crushed rocks. The 2005 doesn't have the detail of the 2004 or the richness of the 2006, but it does offer notable finesse and clarity in an understated style for this wine. My impression is that this will be a relatively early-maturing vintage of Ornellaia, which is not a bad thing, considering the age-worthiness of the two vintages which surround it. In 2005 Ornellaia is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. It is a big success in this vintage.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Joseph G
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Bright fruit and well balanced. Very floral.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2025
    Author: Conrad K
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drinking nicely now but give it a few more years. Feel free to have this at Flour + Water in SF. Awesome restaurant.
    Author: Adriel L
  • Self | Rating:

    Weine zum Zelebrieren und Geniessen, am festlichen Tisch oder vor dem Chemin‚e. Reife Weine mit Finesse verlangen eher feine Speisen. Bei konzentrierten, jungen Weinen darf es eine etwas gehaltvollere Kche sein. Braten- oder Wildgerichte, Wildgeflgel, Roastbeef, Chƒteaubriand und kr„ftig, wrzige K„sesorten wie Gruyere, Tilsiter oder reifer Brie.
    Drink Dates: Jan-75
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

  • 1059 bottles owned
  • 174 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 174 collectors)