Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore 2008, Tuscany, Italy
PRESS: James Suckling - 97 points. "Impressive nose of dark truffles, milk chocolate and blackberries. Full bodied, with lots of licorice and blackberries and truffles. Very long and intense. Goes on for minutes. This is amazing and firm, with a racy character. Best after 2016."
Robert Parker - 97 points.
Country Hierarchy: Tuscany, Italy
Grape/Blend: Bordeaux Blend Red (53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot)
Alcohol Content: 15%
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Winemaker's Notes: Ornellaia 2008 represents one of the most classic expressions of the Bolgheri terroir. Fruit of a harvest thatwas low in quantity but high in concentration, its character reflects both the generous ripeness reached in thefirst ten days of September as well as the crisp, lively vibrancy encouraged by the cool, breezy days frommid-September through October. Its colour is remarkably intense and deep, while the nose offers stunninglyrich, ripe fruit tones, alongside the classic balsamic and tobacco notes with hints of Mediterranean herbs.The palate exhibits immense depth, complex and dense, with tannins that are powerful, but fine-grained,velvety, and racy, giving Ornellaia 2008 a sensation of impressive solidity. A vintage with good agingpotential.