Needed a good 2 hr decant as was very tight and tannic when opened, suggesting a 10-20 year window. When served w beef, exploded into a thick beautiful array of blue berries and dark fruits. Georgeous and worth the hype, complex and beguiling. First growth quality.
This wine lives up to the hype. Great inter-mingling of dark fruit, plowed earth, broken stones, maturing tanning. It's all there. All working together. Tannins supple yet showing. The bottle has a lot of time ahead of it but can be enjoyed right now.
This wine has evolved quite nicely since last try two years ago. Decanted for a short while as this was the second wine served with dinner. Tremendous wine, aromas of dark ripe fruits. A big and lush wine - hints of dark chocolate and black fruits on the palate. Still maturing with some mild tannins that need to resolve.
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(Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia) Opaque purple red violet color; appealing, lifted, blackberry, black currant, violets, light caramel nose; rich, ripe black currant, blackberry palate; ready now but will go 15 years; medium-plus finish
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