2007 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Masseto

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  • Merlot
  • 750ML
  • WE 100
  • WS 97
  • AG 96
  • JS 96
  • WA 96
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2007 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Masseto

WE 100
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2010
A perfect wine from a classic vintage, the 2007 Masseto (100% Merlot from a 17-acre vineyard of the same name) opens with an unabashedly opulent bouquet of delicious blackberry, cherry, chocolate, vanilla, exotic spice... A perfect wine from a classic vintage, the 2007 Masseto (100% Merlot from a 17-acre vineyard of the same name) opens with an unabashedly opulent bouquet of delicious blackberry, cherry, chocolate, vanilla, exotic spice and cinnamon. Masseto excels both in terms of quality of fruit and winemaking and delivers plush, velvety tannins and an extra long, supple finish. It will make a special and valuable collection to your cellar.
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2010
A very powerful and rich Merlot-based red that delivers so much currant bush tobacco and toasty oak character. Full and layered. Goes on for minutes on the palate. Best after 2014. -JS
AG 96
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, February 2012
The immediate, voluptuous personality of the 2007 Masseto was on full display. Round, seamless and totally beautiful, the 2007 stood out for its balance and overall harmony.
JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2011
Wow! Licorice, dried violets, blackberries, blueberries, and a touch of cedar on the nose. Full bodied and firm with a tight and refined fruit character. The nose is unbelievable, but the palate is holding back. This has... Wow! Licorice, dried violets, blackberries, blueberries, and a touch of cedar on the nose. Full bodied and firm with a tight and refined fruit character. The nose is unbelievable, but the palate is holding back. This has everything, but it needs time to really come together. Please don't touch this until at least 2015.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2010
The estate's 2007 Masseto is fabulous. Loads of black cherry blackberry and cassis are intermingled with minerals violets and French oak. This is an especially sensual Masseto that impresses for its clarity intensity and... The estate's 2007 Masseto is fabulous. Loads of black cherry blackberry and cassis are intermingled with minerals violets and French oak. This is an especially sensual Masseto that impresses for its clarity intensity and length. The wine's pedigree is impossible to miss in fact in one of my blind tastings it was immediately identifiable; the class and sheer personality of Masseto came through in spades. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2010
(15% alcohol) Dark ruby. Subdued but pure aromas of blackcurrant, coffee and vanilla on the atypically restrained nose. Enters broad and plump, then shows a distinctly restrained sweetness to its blackberry, blueberry and... (15% alcohol) Dark ruby. Subdued but pure aromas of blackcurrant, coffee and vanilla on the atypically restrained nose. Enters broad and plump, then shows a distinctly restrained sweetness to its blackberry, blueberry and coffee flavors. Finishes ultra-smooth and refined. Though I like this rather politely styled, adult version of Masseto, those who yearn for the explosive aromas and flavors more typically associated with this normally flamboyant wine may be disappointed. I would caution readers to beware of those who score Masseto higher than Ornellaia this year; in '07, as in '02 and '03, Ornellaia is the better wine. - Ian D'Agata