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2007 Ornellaia - Ornellaia

ITALY / TUSCANY /
  • 93 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 55859-2007-750-2A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating:

    (Folio Fine Wine Partners, Napa CA)
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: September/October 2010
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    A wine that does everything right and puts it in beautiful balance. Full-bodied, yet reserved, silky and elegant, with wonderful fruit and friendly tannins.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Dark crimson and very sweet indeed.ÿ I felt this wine was too Californian and not Italian enough - in very general terms.ÿ A slight char on the finish.ÿ I went seeking something to counterbalance all that sweetness: olives? cheese?ÿ Seemed ready to drink now, but was not very fresh or refreshing.ÿ Fine as an alternative to cocoa...?
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2007 Ornellaia is remarkably open and accessible, very much in keeping with the personality of the vintage. Clean, minerally notes frame a core of silky, perfumed dark fruit, mocha, spices, licorice, grilled herbs and leather that impresses for its exceptional length. Tasted next to the 2007 Le Serre Nuove, the 2007 Ornellaia shows more muscle (from the higher percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon), but in terms of pure quality the wines are very close. The 2007 is not a big, massive Ornellaia, but rather a wine built on elegance and finesse, both of which are on full display. The 2007 should drink well with a minimum of cellaring, but whether it will make old bones remains a question mark at this point. The 2007 Ornellaia is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Leftymtb
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: rnorberto
  • Self | Rating: 99

    Drink Dates: 2012-2022
    Author: tiberite
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Opaque, dark crimson. Nose: Sweet, candied red fruit. Mouth: Licorice, persistent tanins, dark fruit. Wait another year.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2017
    Author: Tato
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Quite possibly the best wine I have ever tasted. To celebrate my son getting his PhD., I lightly smoke a prime rib and served this wine. It was wonderful. The nose has a cornucopia of aromas--dark berries, pepper and spices. Everything is in proportion. Full bodied, but not overwhelming. Wonderful finish.
    Author: Litig8tr
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

  • 773 bottles owned
  • 150 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 150 collectors)