Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove Dell'ornellaia 2008, Doc Bolgheri Superiore

Red Blend Red Blend
Tuscany, Italy

$59.95 (606194)

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91 pts
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October 30, 2010

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is the second wine, and often better value, wine of Ornellaia. It’s a merlot based red with impressive density...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Peppery, black olive, tobacco, meaty, black cherry jam, cassis, resin, smoky vanilla, barnyard, leather, cranberry...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A very pleasant, ripe, modern, highly polished Bordeaux blend that, while tasty, could come from just about anywhere...

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2008 Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove Dell'ornellaia is a blend composed of 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. It is medium bodied with nice aromas of integrated raspberry, prune, liquorice and smoky oak. Initially, the wine is a bit bretty, which goes away after some time in the decanter. The tannins are dusty and refined to tannic (decant between 1 to 2 hours) and the finish is long, smooth and with a bit of a minerality. It is good to drink now, but will nicely evolve for the next 10 years. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 91.5 pts - recommended for a special occasion. Tasted Dec/10.

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