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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Ornellaia 2004

Your Price: $225.00

Producer: Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
Optimum drinking: 2019-2024
Rating: 97 - Wine Spectator
Grape varieties: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker: Axel Heinz
Appellation: Tuscany, Italy
Bottle report: Excellent condition overall

The 2004 Ornellaia is a stunning wine - a benchmark 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.

"The gorgeous 2004 Ornellaia is a great way to start this tasting. A lively dark ruby, it is a vibrant effort bursting with expressive aromatics and layered, well-delineated fruit, showing much purity on the palate and closing with a long, finessed finish. This exquisite effort is not to be missed."

"Dark ruby-purple in color, with complex aromas of dark chocolate, cola, vanilla, cedar and currant. Full-bodied yet ultrarefined, with dense, seamless, caressing tannins. Everything is in the right proportion. Superb." Wine Spectator

"Tenuta dell’Ornellaia is without question one of Italy’s blue-chip properties. The gorgeous, sprawling estate is located in Bolgheri in Tuscany’s Maremma. On a recent visit I had the opportunity to taste a number of the estate’s wines with General Manager/Agronomist Leonardo Raspini and Oenologist Axel Heinz, including verticals of the estate’s top bottlings Ornellaia and Masseto."

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

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Ornellaia 2004