Red

2001 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Bolgheri
  • Bolgheri Superiore
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Community Tasting Notes 141

  • Tim Heaton Likes this wine:

    May 29, 2020 - Aerated in decanter 90 minutes; helpful. In top form, pretty much checking all the boxes. Rich, balanced, with a great depth, and persistence to the dark fruits, purple flowers. Should hold for years. Impressive. highly recommended

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    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • cmbond Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 20, 2020 - From riedel Bdx glass. From a freshly opened OWC, cellared since release.
    Garnet to rim, no fading at all.
    Nose of roasted earth/soil, cherry liqueur, cassis, menthol, anise, burned hazelnut.
    After two hours decant this is perfectly seamless on the palate, great mouthfeel, medium+ acid, medium but integrated tanning and long finish.
    Incredible, would suggest 1 hour decant for maximum pleasure.

  • Dionysos n° 2 wrote: 99 points

    April 11, 2020 - Magnifique couleur soutenu, brillante, sombre, très jeune malgré ses presque 20 ans, nez parfaitement équilibré, nez de rosée, entrée de forêt, chocolat, caramel, parfaitement mûr, très légère évolution, envoûtant, ne demande qu’à être pris en bouche, attaque franche, fruitée, aucune verdeur, fruité, parfaitement mûr, magnifique tannins ronds, encore présents et promettant un très beau potentiel, magnifique, grandiose, pour l’instant, le plus beau vin de ce confinement

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • mclanew Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 26, 2020 - Slow oxed for three hours then decanted for 20 min. Lovely classic nose of black currant, black cherry and a touch of tobacco. The wine is full bodied and concentrated with just a tad of age showing. Ripe black and red fruits, with hints of tobacco and earth rolling up into a long satisfying finish. This is really terrific and can continue to age for at least a decade.

  • IvanLi Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 10, 2020 - Dark somber opulent wine, with pronounced flavors of prunes, wet tobacco, earth, eucalyptus, mint and a hint of truffles.
    It is well developed now and at its tertiary peak.
    Drink it now!
    Just wanted to add an important point that however esteemed this wine is, it is no higher on the quality scale than an average vintage of a second cru of Bordeaux. Lacks complexity and finesse to propel it into the higher rankings.

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  • 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, 818201020327, 877397000513, 877397001466, 877397002579, 877397004801, 877397086661

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  • Pending Delivery 20 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,929 (67%)
  • Consumed 1,427 (33%)

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