2005 Ornellaia - Le Serre Nuove 750ml

Italy - Tuscany - Bolgheri/ Red / Proprietary Blend   |     Watch

VF 91   WS 90   WA 90   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Vinfolio | Rating: 91

50% merlot, 35% cabernet sauvignon, 10% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. Lovely, vibrant aromas of ripe-off-the-vine blackberry and black raspberry with nuamnces of cedar box and sweet tobacco. Full, elegant entry that reiterates the berry fruit and is joined by delicate streams of plum and black chery. A velvety sort of muscularity gives it definition along with the structure of sophisticated and proper tannins. A classic and sublime example of Ornellaia's second wine.

Drink Dates: 2007-2015
Author: Vinfolio Team


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Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

Chewy and structured, with lots of berry and vanilla cream aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, with lovely concentration. Slightly hollow at the moment, but should come together with bottle age. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Drink Dates: 2009+
Author: James Suckling


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

The 2005 Le Serre Nuove is the second wine of Ornellaia. In top vintages it is the hidden gem in this lineup from a price to quality perspective. The 2005 reveals gorgeous aromatics along with sweet black cherries, blackberries, spices, smoke and toasted oak. It is a delicate, feminine wine to enjoy over the next decade or so.

Drink Dates: 2008-2018
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 177

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: BORDEAUXLICIOUS
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 07/05/2010

Rating: 92
Author: Juan K
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 04/25/2015

Rating: 91
Author: Yayo
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 02/28/2010

Average rating: 90, based on 6 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

673 bottles owned by 197 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

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