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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Ornellaia 1999

Your Price: $245.00

Producer: Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
Optimum drinking: 2018-2022
Rating: 95 -
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet Franc 5%
Appellation: Tuscany, Italy
Bottle report: Very Good some minor scuffing to labels

The 1999 Ornellaia is concentrated and full-bodied, fully living up to its great name. A classic Super Tuscan drinking beautifully right now, but with the promise of more to come in bottle.

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.

"I was blown away by the 1999 Ornellaia. Still fresh and youthful, it reveals a powerful, authoritative personality in its layers of primary fruit, with its opulence beautifully balanced by its big yet polished tannins. Another year or two of bottle age is probably called for but readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this gorgeous wine. Given its considerable structure it should have no problem aging for another dozen years."

"Wow. Currants, berries, cherries and minerals, but all subtlety. Full- to medium-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. Complex wine." Wine Spectator