Red

2001 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto Toscana IGT

Merlot

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Toscana IGT
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Community Tasting Notes 54

  • sdr Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 14, 2020 - Having recently tasted through a range of Pétrus I wanted to compare my memory of them to the 100% Merlot “Pétrus of Italy.” Sorry, red, white and green, I know Pétrus and you’re no Pétrus. Very, very good to be sure, the plummy fruit is delicious and the aroma is pleasing. But the concentration, drive and thrill of say, the ‘98 Pétrus is just not there. This particular bottle of ‘01 Masseto is also a bit more tired than previous bottles, so it’s time to try some younger vintages.

  • andreaskoeberl wrote:

    December 24, 2019 - At first, this had a horrible note of cauliflower and rotten egg on the nose. Gladly, it did evaporate with lots of air in the glass. This note is for the wine after 30+ minutes in the glass — right out of the decanter, it would be flawed.

    Very ripe notes of plum, black berries, red currant, and cigar box on the nose. Well integrated tannins and opulent flavors of crushed dark berries, pepper, and fruit on the palate. There is also some heat noticeable on the the nose and palate, although not too annoying. Good finish.

    I suspect this bottle was not the best. It did improve a lot over time, though. Would probably give this 93-94 points for the quality, but the wine is too big for my taste. Cleary well made, but not worth even close to $1000 in my mind.

  • Vinogan(s) wrote: 97 points

    December 24, 2019 - Incredible wine. Layers of fruit that continue to unfold like an oriental mandala. Minerals and acidity for counterpoint and a neverending powerful finish. Best wine I have ever tasted, really out of this world.

    Move over Pomerol, this is the real pinnacle of merlot.

  • BLam Likes this wine: 95 points

    October 1, 2019 - We opened it for the dinner to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of National Day. It was a great wine to enjoy and it was still very young. The color was inky and the aroma and taste changed over the 3 hours. The structure was firm and the alcohol content was still high. A very young wine to drink now.

  • AValdes Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 17, 2019 - Excellent bottle. Dark, inky liquid with a good amount of tannin and little acidity. A reticent wine which slowly succumbed to the air, yielding a good amount of chocolate and bark. Deep, smoky fruit layered within the glass. Too bad we enjoyed it so much - would have likely opened up a bunch more if we gave it more than 3 hours.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Diaries, 10/4/2009

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    Tenuta dell’Ornellaia: Ornellaia and Masseto 1997-2004 (Mar 2007) (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/22/2008 (link) 97 points

    (Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto Toscana IGT) Dark red violet color; ripe plum, chocolate, rich nose; wow, rich, ripe berry, plum and black cherry palate; long finish 97+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation Masseto
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Toscana IGT
  • UPC Code 084692000050

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 18 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,497 (73%)
  • Consumed 531 (26%)

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