HDH Wine

2016 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Tuscany
(OWC)

PRICE:
$545.00 per Magnum (1.5L)

SIZE:
1.5L

AVAILABLE:
4 Magnums (1.5L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The 2016 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is a wine of extreme complexity and precision. It offers monumental depth with profound layers of black fruit, coffee, licorice and baking chocolate. I tasted this 2016 vintage beside the less-impactful 2015 vintage (which was reviewed last year). These two editions are very different when compared side to side, and this 2016 release is clearly superior in terms of the quality, clarity and intensity of its offerings. This Ornellaia delivers glossy shine and a polished texture that segues to important richness, concentration and textural fiber. It wraps thickly over the palate, imparting waves of sweet dark fruit and dark spice that linger for many long minutes. This beautiful wine is hitting the market now, but collectors will want to put it straight into their cellars for safekeeping." Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 04/18/2019)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2021-2045


"An astoundingly vibrant, powerful and concentrated Ornellaia that has a wealth of intense dark cherries, mulberries and plums with hints of espresso, dark cocoa powder and cedar. The concentrated palate is framed in long, regal tannins that bring focus to the plush, ripe and fresh black cherries and dark plums. Extremely balanced. Best from 2025." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 06/16/2019)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2025


"Black currant, plum, cedar, lead pencil and toasty, spicy elements highlight this intense red. Muscular tannins line the extended finish, leaving a peppery impression. The parts are all there but need time to integrate. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2023 through 2043. 2,500 cases imported." Wine Spectator
(WS, 01/01/2019)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2023-2043


"Just bottled, the 2016 Ornellaia is a dense, powerful wine. Naturally, the 2016 is just at the beginning of its life, but I am struck by how polished the tannins are for such a young wine. Ornellaia is at its best starting around age ten, but there is little doubt the 2016 is a hugely promising wine. Black cherry, chocolate, plum, new leather and a range of spice notes all build into a veritable crescendo of aromas, flavors and textures." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 03/01/2019)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2026-2041


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