2020 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Bolgheri, Tuscany

2020 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Bolgheri, Tuscany

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot. This wine has an attractive generosity of red and black fruits with sweet spice and cedar notes adding layers to this delightful 2020 vintage of Ornellaia. The tannins have a grip to them, yet there is a sweetness that rounds out these edges very gracefully.

Critic score
96/100 info
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£1,434.48
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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Italy
  • Grape
    Cabernet Franc
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Merlot
    Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2048info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Half (37.5cl.)
  • ABV
    14.5%
  • Classification
    DOC - Denominazione di Origine Controllata

Tasting notes

Tasted from barrel, the 2020 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia will be presented in the fall but won’t hit the market until spring of the following year. This is a beauty, so generous and opulent with fully seamless transitions. The wine’s traditional blend is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with tiny percentages of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, although this warm vintage makes due with a pinch less of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit is selected across 107 hectares of Ornellaia vines, although the estate recently purchased an additional eight hectares next to Guado al Tasso in Castagneto Carducci, with terraces and vines aged between 15 and 28 years old. This broad and generous expression has a beautiful quality of fruit and oak that speaks to the very best of Italian winemaking.

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (July 2022)
95—97/100

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