Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore 2015, Tuscany, Italy
PRESS: James Suckling - 98 points. "The blackberry and blueberry aromas with fresh sage and bay-leaf character are impressive. Stone, graphite and mineral undertones. Full-bodied and silky and refined tannins. Dusty. Elegance and polish. Shows greatness in strength and refinement. A dialed-in, dialed-back Ornellaia. Drink in 2022."
Vinous - 98 points.
Wine Spectator - 97 points.
Country Hierarchy: Tuscany, Italy
Grape/Blend: Bordeaux Blend Red (53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot)
Winemaker's Tasting Notes: Like people of great ‘Carisma’ (Charisma), wines of great vintages know how to impose themselves naturally, without force, their balance allowing them to shine without having to flaunt themselves. The 2015 vintage perfectly expresses this behavioural trait. Born during a particularly balanced harvest season, 2015 is certainly one of the great Ornellaia vintages. The usual intense colour indicates a wine of great texture and intensity, followed by a fruity scent that is ripe and fresh at the same time, emphasized by classic balsamic and spicy hints. On the palate it is rich, dense, and full-bodied, with an exceptional tannic texture, dense and velvety, of great refinement, that extends throughout the mouth. The long finish concludes with a feeling of firmness and finely...spiced hints.