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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Ornellaia 2010

Your Price: $240.00

Producer: Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
Optimum drinking: 2020-2055
Rating: 98+ - Antonio Galloni
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Winemaker: Axel Heinz
Appellation: Tuscany, Italy
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

The 2010 Ornellaia is a beautiful Super Tuscan style from this great Tuscan estate.

Tenuta dell’Ornellaia is situated in Tuscany's breathtaking Bolgheri district, and the hamlet of Bolgheri affords stunning views reaching out to Corsica on a good day, providing the inspiration and physical climate that help create this legendary wine. Ornellaia's mild maritime climate, together with very strict controls on quantity, minute attention to detail in vineyard management and rigorous selection, make Ornellaia one of the world's most unique and finest wines. The estate is at the top of Super Tuscan ladder, consistently producing excellent wine in every Tuscan vintage.

“...the 2010 Ornellaia is dazzling. A tightly wound, powerful wine, the 2010 is going to need a few years in the cellar to show the full breadth of its potential and class. Still, it is impossible to miss the wine's pure pedigree and class. Freshly cut flowers, mocha, tobacco, grilled herbs and plums burst from the glass in this beautifully layered, polished Ornellaia. The 2010 is vivid, nuanced and precise from start to finish. I can't wait to see how it develops over the coming years. Today, the 2010 is all about precision, vibrancy and saline-infused energy. I very much like the way the wine continues to open up in the glass. In 2010 winemaker Axel Heinz increased the Merlot quite a bit in order to give the wine a little more richness, while Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, both challenged by the weather, were used sparingly.” Antonio Galloni

”a truly outstanding wine that leaves a lasting memory for those who are lucky enough to enjoy it. What stands out is the absolutely seamless-seamless-seamless (yes, it's worth repeating three times) integration of its many moving parts. The wine magically transitions from cherry, spice, chocolate and espresso in one melodic and continuous loop. It exudes balance and elegance over long, delicious minutes. It is profoundly impressive.” eRobertParker.com

Please note: bottle shown is for illustraive purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Ornellaia 2010 - Golden West Wines