1997 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 95
  • WA 93
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 1997 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
Dark ruby red. Shows intense blackberry currant fresh herb and mineral character on the nose. Full-bodied with ultrafine tannins and a long caressing finish. Still young and powerful.--1997 Italian blind retrospective... Dark ruby red. Shows intense blackberry currant fresh herb and mineral character on the nose. Full-bodied with ultrafine tannins and a long caressing finish. Still young and powerful.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Best after 2009. 11415 cases made. -JS
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2007
The estate's 1997 Ornellaia (65% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc) combines the large-framed opulence of the 1999 with the slightly more herbal notes found in the 1998. It is a big plump wine packed... The estate's 1997 Ornellaia (65% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc) combines the large-framed opulence of the 1999 with the slightly more herbal notes found in the 1998. It is a big plump wine packed with layers of fruit and well-integrated oak showing outstanding length and the telltale note of sweetness on the finish that defines this vintage. Despite its approachable nature today the 1997 appears to have enough structure to drink well for another decade. Both the 1997 Ornellaia and Masseto enjoyed a very strong showing in this tasting. 93/Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2004
Bright youthful red-ruby. Very ripe complex aromas of black fruits violet exotic spices licorice and humus. Then hugely full and sweet in the mouth but with a faint greenness. Finishes with big slightly rustic... Bright youthful red-ruby. Very ripe complex aromas of black fruits violet exotic spices licorice and humus. Then hugely full and sweet in the mouth but with a faint greenness. Finishes with big slightly rustic tannins-less fine-grained than usual for this estate. A classic wine from a hot year in which the ripening came in a rush.