2015 Tenuta dell' Ornellaia 'Ornellaia' Bolgheri

$219.95
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This year’s theme for Ornellaia is “Il Carisma,” reflecting the irresistible charisma of 2015. Antonio Galloni lost his cool for this wine, rating it higher than all but one other Tuscan wine in 2015: “The 2015 Ornellaia is a dream wine with magnificent balance. All the elements are in the right place. In most vintages, Ornellaia needs time to fully come together, but the 2015 is just impeccable, even in the early going…Bright raspberry jam, mint, white flowers and pomegranate are some of the many notes that punctuate the finish in a memorable Ornellaia that will go down among the great vintages produced at this reference-point estate.”

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Axel Heinz
Vintage:
2015
Appellation:
Tuscany
Sub-Appellation:
Bolgheri
SKU #:
1WORN15IR3ORNELLAIA
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Vinous

The 2015 Ornellaia is a dream wine with magnificent balance. All the elements are in the right place. In most vintages, Ornellaia needs time to fully come together, but the 2015 is just impeccable, even in the early going. The warm vintage notwithstanding, winemaker Axel Heinz crafted and Ornellaia is more about finesse and power. The potent, bruising tannins Ornellaia can show as a young wine are nowhere to be found. Bright raspberry jam, mint, white flowers and pomegranate are some of the many notes that punctuate the finish in a memorable Ornellaia that will go down among the great vintages produced at this reference-point estate.

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James Suckling

The blackberry and blueberry aromas with fresh sage and bay-leaf character are impressive. Stone, graphite and mineral undertones. Full body and silky and refined tannins. Dusty. Elegance and polish. Shows greatness in strength and refinement. A dialed-in, dialed-back Ornellaia. Drink in 2022.