Sunday, May 18, 2014

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Ornellaia Bolgheri DOC Superiore 2006

Date of Tasting: 27 March 2014
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 15.0%
Origin: Tuscany, Italy
Appellation: DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata)
Expect to Pay: ~ THB6,000 - THB8,000
Chubby Score: 94/100
Value for money: 6/10
Professional Rating: WA - 97/100, AG - 97/100, WE - 97/100, FS - 95/100, WS - 95/100, JR - 18.5/20, CT - 94/100

Appearance: purple inky red
Aroma: ripe dark fruits and licorice, smoky with minimum floral and menthol
Palate: juicy, sweet, and dense. big and delicious but unlike the American style of big. elegant also lies within. dark berries with balanced acidity. long and thick jams with oak and spices followed by mocha. complexity lies within. it sings harmoniously with rich flavour.

Needless to say, this is a great quality bottle of super Tuscan that has probably just started to reveal its true value. It shall live a decade to go. Promising and exciting bottle. This is a food wine and shall compliment well with roasts and games.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
AG = Antonio Galloni
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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