2016 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Bolgheri, Tuscany

The product of an outstanding season, the 2016 Ornellaia will go down in history. Reticent and brooding on the nose, it’s on the palate the real quality shines, with tapenade and dark fruit, and wonderful texture. Insanely long, this needs time - it will be seen as a great.

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£175.78

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Bolgheri / Bolgheri Sassicaia (DOC), Toscana, Italy (Central), Italy
  • Grape
    51% Cabernet Sauvignon
    27% Merlot
    18% Cabernet Franc
    4% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2046
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOC - Denominazione di Origine Controllata
2016 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Bolgheri, Tuscany
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Here's one of the original Super Tuscan producers, the group of wines known for using Bordeaux varieties in Sangiovese country to create magnificent wines. Tenuta dell’Ornellaia was founded by Marchese Lodovico Antinori in 1981. He’s the cousin of Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, founder of Sassicaia, and brother of Piero Antonori who started Solaia at Tenuta Tignanello. So Super Tuscans, and no doubt competitiveness, run in the family.

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