2005 Ornellaia - Ornellaia 750ml

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

WS 95   WA 93   JR 18.5   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

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.

Drink Dates: 2012-2012
Author: James Suckling

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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.

Drink Dates: 2010-2020
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 177

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18.5

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)

Drink Dates: 2009-2025
Author: Tamlyn Currin

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: jan1975
Tasted On: 04/20/2012
Weine zum Zelebrieren und Geniessen, am festlichen Tisch oder vor dem Cheminée. Reife Weine mit Finesse verlangen eher feine Speisen. Bei konzentrierten, jungen Weinen darf es eine etwas gehaltvollere Küche sein. Braten- oder Wildgerichte, Wildgeflügel, Roastbeef, Châteaubriand und kräftig, würzige Käsesorten wie Gruyere, Tilsiter oder reifer Brie.

Rating: 94
Author: Conrad K
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 04/05/2013
Drink Dates: 2015-2025
Bright fruit and well balanced. Very floral.

Rating: 92
Author: Adriel L
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 03/21/2012
Drinking nicely now but give it a few more years. Feel free to have this at Flour + Water in SF. Awesome restaurant.

Average rating: 94, based on 6 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

1391 bottles owned by 391 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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