2007 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Masseto
Merlot - 750ML
  • WE 100
  • AG 98
  • WS 97
  • WA 96
  • JS 96

Reg: $825.00

$698.00

This product is
out of stock

Reg: $825.00

$698.00

This product is
out of stock

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WE 100
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.
AG 98
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2017
Rich, explosive and powerful in the glass, the 2007 Masseto dazzles from the very first taste. Layers of dark fruit, mocha, chocolate, black cherry and spice build into the huge finish. This is a tremendous showing from... Rich, explosive and powerful in the glass, the 2007 Masseto dazzles from the very first taste. Layers of dark fruit, mocha, chocolate, black cherry and spice build into the huge finish. This is a tremendous showing from the 2007.
WS 97
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
WA 96
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.
JS 96
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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Merlot
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Bolgheri
Vintage 2007
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Winery

Ornellaia, Tenuta dell'

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia is a Bolgheri estate which lies in the heart of Tuscany's coastal region, Maremma, also home to Sassicaia. The estate is one of the icon wineries of Italy, producing some of the finest Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc in Tuscany, grown in the alluvial, volcanic, and marine-based soils which comprise the region’s terroir.

Founded by Marchese Lodovico Antinori in 1981, Ornellaia’s first vineyard plantings were in 1982 and the new winery started operations with the 1985 vintage. Robert Mondavi and Marchesi de' Frescobaldi became co-owners of the estate in 2002, but since 2005, the estate has been exclusively owned by Marchesi de' Frescobaldi.

Grapes which are not designated for the winery’s flagship Bordeaux-styled release Ornellaia, one of the first Super Tuscans, are "declassified" to the production of Le Serre Nuove, which usually has more Merlot, and sees less oak influence. The winery produces several other labels, including Le Volte, a blend of Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as a Sauvignon Blanc, Poggio alla Gazze, and Ornus, a sweet, late harvest wine from Petit Manseng.

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia also owns the Masseto winery and estate, which produces an equally world-renowned and lauded single-vineyard Merlot.