2008 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Masseto

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  • Merlot
  • 3L
  • JS 99
  • WA 97
  • WS 93

Reviews for 2008 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Masseto

JS 99
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, August 2011
Opulent and complex with dark fruits such as plums and blackberries. Milk chocolate. Dried herbs too. Black olives. Stunning nose. Full bodied with firm and chewy tannins but a very creamy texture and lots of milk... Opulent and complex with dark fruits such as plums and blackberries. Milk chocolate. Dried herbs too. Black olives. Stunning nose. Full bodied with firm and chewy tannins but a very creamy texture and lots of milk chocolate berry and mineral character. It goes on for minutes. Clear and powerful. Savory and salty. One of the best Massetos ever.
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2012
The 2008 Masseto is another huge wine. It boasts tons of energy in a tense inward style I can only describe as implosive as if the wine is holding back all of its energy. A deep core of black fruit grilled herbs licorice... The 2008 Masseto is another huge wine. It boasts tons of energy in a tense inward style I can only describe as implosive as if the wine is holding back all of its energy. A deep core of black fruit grilled herbs licorice and new leather emerges from time to time but the tannins are still imposing. There is no shortage of pedigree. I fully expect the 2008 to develop into one of the great Massetos. Needless to say it will be interesting to taste the 2008 in vertical tastings in the future. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033. 97+ points.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2011
A dark extracted red offering plenty of juicy plum blackberry and violet notes framed by vanilla and toast. Squarely in the modern camp yet this works. The tannins are slightly gritty now but should mesh with time... A dark extracted red offering plenty of juicy plum blackberry and violet notes framed by vanilla and toast. Squarely in the modern camp yet this works. The tannins are slightly gritty now but should mesh with time. Merlot. Best from 2014 through 2024. 400 cases imported.