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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Ornellaia 2002

Your Price: $165.00

Producer: Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
Optimum drinking: 2020-2027
Rating: 92 -
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet Franc 5%
Appellation: Tuscany, Italy
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

The 2002 Ornellaia is a refined Ornellaia style as opposed to the more concentrated, full-bodied vintages of this great Super Tuscan.

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.

"Very intense flavors of dark plum, asphalt and gunflint, with a touch of herbal smokiness. The wine's fine-grained texture and harmonious acids bring its fruit and mineral flavors into focus, but this is a delicate, restrained version of Ornellaia. Finishes smooth and adequately long." Stephen Tanzer

"Aromas of currants, plums and hints of fresh herbs, rosemary in particular...silky tannins and a subtle, refined finish." Wine Spectator

"The 2002 Ornellaia is an astoundingly good wine considering the vintage. A vibrant dark ruby/violet, it offers suggestions of herbs, tobacco, earthiness and dark red fruit with excellent length and notable structure."

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

 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Ornellaia 2002