1995 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 96
  • WA 95
  • JR 93
  • IWC 93
  • WS 91

Reviews for 1995 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia

WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 1999
A superb wine; one of the greats. Plush like your favorite pillow, but sophisticated like a fine Italian leather sofa, this is a sumptuous, flawless red wine that is shockingly good. Though still young, Ornellaia is... A superb wine; one of the greats. Plush like your favorite pillow, but sophisticated like a fine Italian leather sofa, this is a sumptuous, flawless red wine that is shockingly good. Though still young, Ornellaia is totally approachable. A short hour or two of breathing will prepare this beauty for current consumption. A classic. Grazie!
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2010
The 1995 Ornellaia (magnum) is remarkably fresher than the same wine from bottle. There is a warm, almost exotic quality to the luxurious, rich fruit. Sweet tobacco and licorice add further layers of nuance and flavor. In... The 1995 Ornellaia (magnum) is remarkably fresher than the same wine from bottle. There is a warm, almost exotic quality to the luxurious, rich fruit. Sweet tobacco and licorice add further layers of nuance and flavor. In magnum the wine still has a few years left, but bottles are further along in their evolution and need to be drunk over the next few years. The 1995 is a rather unique Ornellaia in that only a portion of the wine (40%) finished its malolactic fermentation in barrique, while the majority of the wine underwent malo in cask. The blend is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, and the percentage of new oak is 39%. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2014. - Antonio Galloni
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2006
Very dark healthy shaded crimson. Intense, ripe but subtle – very interesting! Rather like ashes on the palate – a big bruiser with something in common with the 1985 but made much more gently. Definitely sweet. 18/20
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2004
Good medium reed. Ripe aromas of red fruits tobacco chocolate smoke leather and truffle. Densely packed structured and backward with complex youthful flavors of cassis lavender minerals and game. Still unfolding. Finishes... Good medium reed. Ripe aromas of red fruits tobacco chocolate smoke leather and truffle. Densely packed structured and backward with complex youthful flavors of cassis lavender minerals and game. Still unfolding. Finishes with superb persistence and tannic grip. "A great year for quality and quantity" notes Duroux.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 1998
A wine that emphasizes finesse rather than power. Plenty of dried herb and berry character with a hint of mint. Medium- to full-bodied with velvety tannins and a long long finish. Greatest Ornellaia in years. Best after... A wine that emphasizes finesse rather than power. Plenty of dried herb and berry character with a hint of mint. Medium- to full-bodied with velvety tannins and a long long finish. Greatest Ornellaia in years. Best after 2000. -JS