First wine of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, it is a favourite amongst wine lovers. This Super Tuscan truly expresses its terroir and vintage and has achieved full ripeness for both sugar and tannins.
Less intense on the nose than usual due to a cooler vintage, the 2012 has a lot of ripe dark cherry fruits and toasty oak. The palate if full bodied with fine tannin and crisp acidity.
A tight and silky red with compacted fruit and tannin texture featuring blackcurrant, mushroom and bark undertones. Full body, firm tannins and a minerally finish. Excellent structure and mouthfeel. A cooler style of Ornellaia, bringing it back to the classicism of this celebrated region. Bordeaux blend. Better in 2018.- 97 pts James Suckling