1996 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 94
  • WE 92
  • JR 91

Reviews for 1996 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia

WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 1999
Ornellaia is superb this year. One of the best in years with currant and blackberry and hints of mint. Full-bodied with excellent tannin structure and a lovely sweet berry aftertaste. Best after 2000. 13750 cases made. -JS
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, July 2000
Longtime fans of this wine as well as big-name bounty hunters should be happy enough with the '96 version if their expectations aren't too high. It's full of expressive black-currant smoke and earth notes. Plenty of... Longtime fans of this wine as well as big-name bounty hunters should be happy enough with the '96 version if their expectations aren't too high. It's full of expressive black-currant smoke and earth notes. Plenty of chocolate and delicious red fruit flows onto the smooth palate and moderately long finish. It fades away gracefully. Maybe a step down from the '95 but still very very sound.
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2006
Ornellaia 1996 Bolgheri Rosso Superiore 17.5 Drink 2008-15 Mid crimson. Surprising amount of development, slightly animal, on the nose. Supple and rather glorious. Pure pleasure. Tannins a little rustic. Very sweet start... Ornellaia 1996 Bolgheri Rosso Superiore 17.5 Drink 2008-15 Mid crimson. Surprising amount of development, slightly animal, on the nose. Supple and rather glorious. Pure pleasure. Tannins a little rustic. Very sweet start. Lots of personality even if not one of the most concentrated. Very chewy end – like licking stones. 17.5/20