1999 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 96
  • WA 95
  • WS 94
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 1999 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia

WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, August 2002
Spicy and full of cassis tobacco and coffee aromas. Texture and mouthfeel are what this wine is all about; it is plush like velvet carpet. Deep satisfying flavors of plum black currant and vanilla lead into an ultrasmooth... Spicy and full of cassis tobacco and coffee aromas. Texture and mouthfeel are what this wine is all about; it is plush like velvet carpet. Deep satisfying flavors of plum black currant and vanilla lead into an ultrasmooth finish that is clean as a hospital emergency room.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2007
I was blown away by the 1999 Ornellaia. Still fresh and youthful it reveals a powerful authoritative personality in its layers of primary fruit with its opulence beautifully balanced by its big yet polished tannins... I was blown away by the 1999 Ornellaia. Still fresh and youthful it reveals a powerful authoritative personality in its layers of primary fruit with its opulence beautifully balanced by its big yet polished tannins. Another year or two of bottle age is probably called for but readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this gorgeous wine. Given its considerable structure it should have no problem aging for another dozen years. In 1999 the blend consisted of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. 95/Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2002
Wow. Currants berries cherries and minerals but all subtlety. Full- to medium-bodied with silky tannins and a long finish. Complex wine. However a significant price hike which follows the purchase of the estate by the... Wow. Currants berries cherries and minerals but all subtlety. Full- to medium-bodied with silky tannins and a long finish. Complex wine. However a significant price hike which follows the purchase of the estate by the Mondavi and Frescobaldi families is disappointing. Best after 2005. 12165 cases made. -JS
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2004
Full ruby-red. Youthful perfumed nose hints at cherry flowers licorice and lead pencil. Dense brooding and powerful with superb depth and clarity of cherry cassis mineral and floral flavors. An aristocratic backward... Full ruby-red. Youthful perfumed nose hints at cherry flowers licorice and lead pencil. Dense brooding and powerful with superb depth and clarity of cherry cassis mineral and floral flavors. An aristocratic backward gripping Ornellaia that finishes with explosive length and building tannins. If the '98 is feminine this is distinctly masculine. Still an infant. 94(+?) points