1998 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 96
  • IWC 94
  • WA 91

Reviews for 1998 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2001
WS Top 100 2001 Rank: 1 - A cool and sleek Tuscan red with tarragon and fresh sage aromas blackberry and cherry undertones. Full-bodied with a wonderfully silky palate of fine tannins and a long fruity finish. Very... WS Top 100 2001 Rank: 1 - A cool and sleek Tuscan red with tarragon and fresh sage aromas blackberry and cherry undertones. Full-bodied with a wonderfully silky palate of fine tannins and a long fruity finish. Very sophisticated and reserved. Best after 2004. 13330 cases made. (JS)
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2004
(Saturated bright ruby-red. Great nose offers a full range of aromas) cassis raspberry bitter chocolate licorice Asian spices. Dense lush and sweet; a superripe Ornellaia that almost miraculously remains elegant. The... (Saturated bright ruby-red. Great nose offers a full range of aromas) cassis raspberry bitter chocolate licorice Asian spices. Dense lush and sweet; a superripe Ornellaia that almost miraculously remains elegant. The raspberry and chocolate character follows through in the mouth. Finishes very fresh with big broad chocolatey tannins and a late note of leather. Turned a bit more tannic with aeration but this is still a rather feminine style of Ornellaia. This vintage offered perfect conditions noted Duroux: a hot August and dry conditions in August and September. 94 points
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2007
The 1998 is a decidedly slender Ornellaia. More advanced than the 1999 it shows notes of tobacco herbs and ripe fruit on a medium-bodied frame with good length on the palate and slightly less polished tannins than is... The 1998 is a decidedly slender Ornellaia. More advanced than the 1999 it shows notes of tobacco herbs and ripe fruit on a medium-bodied frame with good length on the palate and slightly less polished tannins than is usually the case. The final blend in 1998 was 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. 91/Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018.