97 pt Tuscan Favorite!!!!!!!!


Ornellaia has been and is THE quintessential Super Tuscan wine of our time!!!  The 2006 vintage is just as classic as it gets.  This release from Tenuta dell’Ornellaia leaves me looking for words that can adequately capture the pure magic and sheer profoundness the property has achieved in this important, hallmark vintage. I will try with one word: Monumental. The Ornellaia team led by Oenologist Axel Heinz and Agronomist/General Manager Leonardo Raspini has done a fabulous job with these wines, which have never failed to literally send shivers down my spine on the multiple occasions I have tasted them.  Call me today at West Palm Wines for more details on this and many other Italian treasures- 813.241.8587

 

2006 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Ornellaia Vino da Tavola–  97pts RP  $205.00btl or $1050.00 per six pack (that’s the best deal around)

The 2006 Ornellaia flows from the glass in a profound expression of ripe, dark fruit. With time in the glass layers of minerals, cassis, tar, sweet herbs and French oak emerge, adding further complexity. This harmonious Ornellaia combines the richness of the vintage with superb freshness and awesome balance. Today the wine’s sheer density almost manages to hide the tannins, but they are there, and the wine will ultimately benefit from a few years in the cellar. The 2006 Ornellaia is one of the highlights of this sensational Tuscan vintage.  Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.

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