Ornellaia | Red | 1998 | Italy | Tuscany - Vivino Rating 4.6
Intro: Ornellaia is an Italian wine producer in the DOC Bolgheri in Toscana, known as a producer of Super Tuscan wine. Ornellaia is considered one of Italy's leading Bordeaux-style red wines.
Region: Italy | Tuscany
Grapes: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Aging: French Oak Barrels
Tasting Notes: Decanter 99 Points: “1998 is most likely the best vintage ever for Ornellaia. Petit Verdot was not yet used in the blend. Evolved bramble fruits meld with forest floor, helichrysum and Mediterranean herb aromas. On the palate this wine dazzles with the vibrancy of the best Pomerol-like minerality, with a tight-knit structure of velvety yet lively tannins amongst the fruit, and delicate acidity pushing a slightly pyrazinic finish with long, dark notes of Marmite and cigar-box supported by some citrus notes.” (AF) Feb 2019
Rating: VN 94, WS 91, 4.2 v
ABV: 14.5% Decant: 2hrs Serving temp: 16-18 °C Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer Venison) , Poultry
*Please note this is an old vintage wine and the label may have slight discolouration, slight tears or stains. Please contact us if this is a concern.