1995 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WE 96
  • WA 95
  • IWC 93
  • JR 93
  • WS 91

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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
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.
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
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
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Bolgheri
Vintage 1995

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The desire to nurture the estate’s exceptional qualities has shaped Ornellaia’s philosophy since the beginning. The flagship wine Ornellaia is one of the first and finest Super Tuscans, a cuvee of Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Winery

Ornellaia, Tenuta dell'

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia is a Bolgheri estate which lies in the heart of Tuscany's coastal region, Maremma, also home to Sassicaia. The estate is one of the icon wineries of Italy, producing some of the finest Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc in Tuscany, grown in the alluvial, volcanic, and marine-based soils which comprise the region’s terroir.

Founded by Marchese Lodovico Antinori in 1981, Ornellaia’s first vineyard plantings were in 1982 and the new winery started operations with the 1985 vintage. Robert Mondavi and Marchesi de' Frescobaldi became co-owners of the estate in 2002, but since 2005, the estate has been exclusively owned by Marchesi de' Frescobaldi.

Grapes which are not designated for the winery’s flagship Bordeaux-styled release Ornellaia, one of the first Super Tuscans, are "declassified" to the production of Le Serre Nuove, which usually has more Merlot, and sees less oak influence. The winery produces several other labels, including Le Volte, a blend of Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as a Sauvignon Blanc, Poggio alla Gazze, and Ornus, a sweet, late harvest wine from Petit Manseng.

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia also owns the Masseto winery and estate, which produces an equally world-renowned and lauded single-vineyard Merlot.