Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend

9.4127 ratings
9.324 pro ratings
Bolgheri, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Bernard Rethore

Owner, Fion Wines

9.2

Old school - still a baby.

Old school - still a baby.

May 12th, 2019
William Mortelmans

in the beginning Very bordeaux alike, but showed its true Bolgheri identity after an hour in the glass. lovely

in the beginning Very bordeaux alike, but showed its true Bolgheri identity after an hour in the glass. lovely

1 person found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2015
Bernard Rethore

Owner, Fion Wines

9.3

Ten year check in. Will try again in another five

Ten year check in. Will try again in another five

Feb 18th, 2017
David L

07' Ornellaia Bolgheri ( Bordeaux blend). Predominately Cabernet. I'm also guessing it's mostly all new oak. Slightly tannic & a little heavy on the oak. That absolutely subsides with a decent decanting . Must decant, so the fruit can move forward in the wine. Layers of elegant & beautiful black fruit, with hints of tobacco & dark chocolate. It just lays on the back of your palate for 30+ seconds. A little more patience/time?? I would love to try this again in 3-5 years. Recommend highly!

I've got to get some more of the great vintages of this! My better half..."We need to get some of this" 😉

07' Ornellaia Bolgheri ( Bordeaux blend). Predominately Cabernet. I'm also guessing it's mostly all new oak. Slightly tannic & a little heavy on the oak. That absolutely subsides with a decent decanting . Must decant, so the fruit can move forward in the wine. Layers of elegant & beautiful black fruit, with hints of tobacco & dark chocolate. It just lays on the back of your palate for 30+ seconds. A little more patience/time?? I would love to try this again in 3-5 years. Recommend highly!

I've got to get some more of the great vintages of this! My better half..."We need to get some of this" 😉

Aug 12th, 2016
DAD Wine Lover

One of the BEST years......😮

One of the BEST years......😮

Mar 23rd, 2016
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.1

Plush, like falling face first into a newish, high quality leather coach. Dean de and very ripe fruit with a noticeable influence of oak that is well integrated into the fruit, black cherry, mocha, big, full on flush style. In the mouth that oak character comes through a bit too much and this really needs some meat at the mo

Plush, like falling face first into a newish, high quality leather coach. Dean de and very ripe fruit with a noticeable influence of oak that is well integrated into the fruit, black cherry, mocha, big, full on flush style. In the mouth that oak character comes through a bit too much and this really needs some meat at the mo

Nov 8th, 2015
Jeff Salt

Found this wine really one dimensional and forward, with hardly any sense of place. Disappointing

Found this wine really one dimensional and forward, with hardly any sense of place. Disappointing

Oct 22nd, 2014
Aristotelis Protopapas

Head Sommelier The Savoy, London

9.6

Still young but graceful!!
Can be drunk but still full of fruit. Background though of tobacco dipped in honey :).
Need 10-15 more years

Still young but graceful!!
Can be drunk but still full of fruit. Background though of tobacco dipped in honey :).
Need 10-15 more years

Oct 18th, 2014
Catherine Gerdes

Beverage director, L'artusi

8.5

Cab franc elbowing through

Cab franc elbowing through

May 3rd, 2014
Fabio Dore

Still the winner!!!

Still the winner!!!

Apr 24th, 2013