2001 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Masseto

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  • Merlot
  • 750ML
  • WS 100
  • WA 97
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 2001 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Masseto

WS 100
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2004
Wonderful aromas of blackberries raspberries and fresh tobacco with a hint of exotic fruit. Full-bodied with loads of velvety tannins and a long long finish. Very silky indeed. A gorgeous seductive classy red. A monument... Wonderful aromas of blackberries raspberries and fresh tobacco with a hint of exotic fruit. Full-bodied with loads of velvety tannins and a long long finish. Very silky indeed. A gorgeous seductive classy red. A monument to Tuscany. Layers and layers of fruit and tannins. Perhaps the greatest Tuscan red ever. Best after 2012. 2670 cases made. –JS
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2011
The 2001 Masseto lives up to its reputation as a modern-day legend. The wine has everything; beautifully delineated aromatics generous fruit and plenty of structure to support all of the elements. It is a big massive... The 2001 Masseto lives up to its reputation as a modern-day legend. The wine has everything; beautifully delineated aromatics generous fruit and plenty of structure to support all of the elements. It is a big massive Masseto endowed with huge fruit and an exotic powerful personality. An eternal finish rounds things out in style. The 2001 is dazzling from start to finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2023. Importer: Folio Fine Wine Partners Napa CA; tel. (707) 256-2700
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2003
Saturated purple-black ruby. Complex intense nose of dark fruits pepper and sage. There is uncommon richness on the palate expressive of stewed prunes bitter-sweet chocolate and candied fruit. Somewhat unevolved today... Saturated purple-black ruby. Complex intense nose of dark fruits pepper and sage. There is uncommon richness on the palate expressive of stewed prunes bitter-sweet chocolate and candied fruit. Somewhat unevolved today with palate-gripping tannins and a notable acid presence it finishes very long with a strong dose of minerality. (I should add that a barrel sample of the 2001 Masseto revealed more freshness and sweetness and a greater sense of balance than either of the preceding vintages even though it maintains the typically lush and imposing structure for which this single-vineyard merlot is noted. My preliminary rating for the 2001 was 93+.)