2008 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 98
  • WA 97

Reviews for 2008 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia

JS 98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2011
I love Ornellaia. Amazing aromas of currants blackberries and hints of vanilla cream. Licorice too. Full bodied with soft and velvety tannins and an amazing depth of fruit. Balanced and super long. I can't get over the... I love Ornellaia. Amazing aromas of currants blackberries and hints of vanilla cream. Licorice too. Full bodied with soft and velvety tannins and an amazing depth of fruit. Balanced and super long. I can't get over the wonderful texture to this young red. It touches every inch of your palate and caresses it. Leave it for four or five years still but it's hard not to drink.
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2012
The 2008 Ornellaia continues to blossom in the bottle. Dark cherries chocolate espresso blackberries and mocha are just some of the many notes that explode from the glass. A rich tapestry of licorice tar and camphor notes... The 2008 Ornellaia continues to blossom in the bottle. Dark cherries chocolate espresso blackberries and mocha are just some of the many notes that explode from the glass. A rich tapestry of licorice tar and camphor notes develop in the glass adding considerable complexity. The 2008 is a huge structured Ornellaia endowed with massive structure. It has come together beautifully since the early days when it was a tannic beast. Readers who can be patient will be rewarded with a spectacular bottle of wine. This is a fabulous showing. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033.
JJB 94
Andrew Frieden - JJ Buckley, March 2011
Dark ruby/purple core with brilliant intensity. A gorgeous bouquet of tilled earth flowers and blackberry along with fresh pavement and dark chocolate fills the nose. On the palate a powerful entry of blackberry and... Dark ruby/purple core with brilliant intensity. A gorgeous bouquet of tilled earth flowers and blackberry along with fresh pavement and dark chocolate fills the nose. On the palate a powerful entry of blackberry and cassis offers texture that is rather supple expanding nicely to a crescendo of plus concentration of black fruit in the mid-palate. The medium-to-high acidity provides balance for the well-rounded tannins and a kiss of sweet oak spice supports the robust fruit. A lovely wine that hits it on all cylinders with the power and precision to cellar another 10 to 12 years easily.