Red

2001 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Bolgheri
  • Bolgheri Superiore
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Community Tasting Notes 131

  • roelronken Likes this wine: 95 points

    October 7, 2019 - The wine looks dark red, almost brick colored. On the nose strawberry and black currant (cassis). On the palate strawberry, dark red fruit, black pepper, tea, bell pepper, licorice and chocolate. Full bodied wine with nice smooth tannins. Given the drinking window I reckon it won't get any better than this. Drank this with Ragu Cinghiale - tradtional wild boar ragu from Tuscany (perfect match).

  • daved Likes this wine: 98 points

    September 28, 2019 - Absolutely singing right now. The finest super-tuscan I ever had the pleasure of drinking.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • BillyNelson Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 3, 2019 - A wine I have every Christmas while skiing ...... It's been interesting to watch it develop. As of Dec-18 it was certainly fully mature but showing no signs of being on a decline. To my mind it's a plateau that it will sustain for some time to come. A very enjoyable wine, classic in it's construction and beginning to acquire more tertiary interest. I know they say the Ornellaia's are getting better and better but so long as the recent vintages achieve the level of the 2001 all will be well with the world....

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  • jmoon Likes this wine: 96 points

    June 20, 2019 - gorgeous, ripe, wonderful mature character perfectly balanced
    Double decanted 7 hrs prior

  • jonleerhp Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 11, 2019 - Gorgeous, integrated and velvety mouthfeel. Black currant, cherry, spice box. Lovely wine and shows why this wine is so coveted. Wish I had more

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    5/16/2013 (link)

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    Ornellaia: A Major Retrospective 1985-2006 (Dec 2009) (link)

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  • By Richard Hemming
    11/24/2008 (link)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/21/2006 (link)

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  • By Campbell Mattinson
    1/1/2005 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2004, IWC Issue #116 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2005 (link) 19.5+ points

    (Ornellaia (Bolgheri)) A very dense hue to this young wine. The nose corroborates, with an offering of dense, dark, backward fruit, in a pure, confit style. The palate, however, has a very pure style; full, ripe and structured, with fine fruit, splendid balancing acidity and a huge depth of substance. Here is a true grand vin. A great wine with huge potential, desperately in need of cellar time, perhaps 7-9 years.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    4/5/2005 (link)

    (Ornellaia) Upon opening had a beautiful nose of pure ripe berry and cassis fruit. Layered and focused on the nose. A young pup. Tight and unyielding in the mouth. This was at 6:00 PM. As I sit here now a transformation has begun. The nose has sweet tobacco, earth, mineral, brambly blackberries and some cassis fruit. Very Bordeaux-like. The palate is focused and almost pointy with lush tannin-laced red fruits. Soft and very concentrated in the mouth with just so much baby fat fruit. Fine grainy-like tannins and a long finish. Clearly too young but a great Ornellaia with a nice future. If I had one complaint there was some heat that still has not gone away.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Ornellaia
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Bolgheri
  • Appellation Bolgheri Superiore
  • UPC Codes 084692493043, 086003002722, 877397000513, 877397001466, 877397002579, 877397004801, 877397086661

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  • Pending Delivery 17 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,877 (69%)
  • Consumed 1,303 (31%)

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