Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore, Tuscany, Italy 2015

"Like people of great ‘Carisma’ (Charisma), wines of great vintages know how to impose themselves naturally, without force, their balance allowing them to shine without having to flaunt themselves. The 2015 vintage perfectly expresses this behavioural trait. Born during a particularly balanced harvest season, 2015 is certainly one of the great Ornellaia vintages. The usual intense colour indicates a wine of great texture and intensity, followed by a fruity scent that is ripe and fresh at the same time, emphasized by classic balsamic and spicy hints. On the palate it is rich, dense, and full-bodied, with an exceptional tannic texture, dense and velvety, of great refinement, that extends throughout the mouth. The long finish concludes with a feeling of firmness and finely spiced hints.” Axel Heinz, Winemaker

Better in 2023 - 2038

Details

Type: Red Wine Style: Dry Region: Tuscany Alcohol Content: 14% Producer: Antinori, Ornellaia Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc Appellation: Bolgheri Superiore Country: Italy Vintage: 2015 Allergens: Contains Sulfite

(€220 / litre)


AWARDS AND REVIEWS

97 points, Wine Spectator
A big, brooding red, packed with blackberry, plum and earth flavors, all wrapped in spicy oak. Monolithic now, finishing with saline mineral elements, a leafy tobacco edge and dense, mouthcoating tannins. Terrific potential. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2023 through 2038

 

98 points, James Suckling

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