2001 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • W&S 95
  • WS 95
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 2001 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2010
The 2001 Ornellaia (magnum) offers up violets, black cherries, minerals and earthiness in a big, structured style. The wine’s sheer intensity and thrust are nothing short of remarkable. Ideally, readers will give the 2001... The 2001 Ornellaia (magnum) offers up violets, black cherries, minerals and earthiness in a big, structured style. The wine’s sheer intensity and thrust are nothing short of remarkable. Ideally, readers will give the 2001 another few years in bottle; as it is truly majestic stuff but will require patience. The 2001 Ornellaia is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The wine spent 18 months in French oak (70% new) prior to being lightly fined and bottled. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2026. - Antonio Galloni
W&S 95
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, April 2005
Thomas Duroux, a Bordelais with an Italian mother, came to Ornellaia from Mondavi's frustrated project in the Languedoc. The 2001 was his first complete vintage at the estate, and the energy he poured into perfecting this... Thomas Duroux, a Bordelais with an Italian mother, came to Ornellaia from Mondavi's frustrated project in the Languedoc. The 2001 was his first complete vintage at the estate, and the energy he poured into perfecting this wine seems to have magnified the greatness of the vintage. When first opened, the classic Bordeaux varieties in this blend take prominence, making it seem like a self-consciously fine wine, sumptuous and international in its sheen. Michel Rolland is a consultant for the estate, and that gloss is a signature of his wines, especially when it hides a taste of the soil underneath. In Ornellaia, that soil character builds to an extremely long flavor of earthy tannin, lasting along with the fatness of the tart black cherry flavor: a brisk ripeness that seems to contradict itself. Taste it a day later and the wine is explosive, a powerhouse with Tuscany written all over it, structured like an ancient tower of stone. This may well be the best Ornellaia we've tasted on release; well worth collecting, it will age and improve for two decades or more.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2004
Incredible class here with ultrafine tannins and layers of currants berries and lightly toasted oak. Full-bodied yet all in harmony and beauty. Beautifully sculptured. Excellent length. Not quite the 1998 but clearly... Incredible class here with ultrafine tannins and layers of currants berries and lightly toasted oak. Full-bodied yet all in harmony and beauty. Beautifully sculptured. Excellent length. Not quite the 1998 but clearly classic. Best after 2005. 12920 cases made. –JS
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2004
(14. 6% alcohol). Saturated ruby-red. Flamboyant upfront aromas of black- and redcurrant raspberry strawberry chocolate mocha and violet pastille. Big rich sweet and deep with superripe distinctly Mediterranean flavors of... (14. 6% alcohol). Saturated ruby-red. Flamboyant upfront aromas of black- and redcurrant raspberry strawberry chocolate mocha and violet pastille. Big rich sweet and deep with superripe distinctly Mediterranean flavors of blueberry strawberry and chocolate kept fresh by sound acidity. Conveys an impression of powerful extract. Finishes with superb noble tannins and mounting flavors of red fruits licorice and chocolate. This extremely young wine's solid structure is currently hidden by its sheer chewy sweetness of fruit. This was the first vintage made by Duroux and it struck me as especially strong in extract if a bit youthfully disorganized. But note that I tasted it about nine months before it was scheduled to be released.