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1997 Ornellaia - 750 ml

95
RP

Product ID: 13850-750-XX1
Availability: Out of Stock
Vintage: 1997
Format: 750 ml
Color: Red
Country: Italy
Producer: Ornellaia
Rating: 95 RP
Region: Tuscany
Type of Wine: Super Tuscans/IGT
Varietal: Proprietary Blend

Description: ...a big, fat wine endowed with tons of fruit. Mocha, coffee beans and ripe, dark fruit emerge from the glass on a rich, opulent frame. The structural elements are easy to overlook, as the tannins are so juicy and ripe, and the fruit is incredibly intense. Simply put, everything is in the right place. Not surprisingly, 1997 is the year Ornellaia introduced their second wine, Le Serre Nuove, and the extra selection that was carried out to produce this wine has paid off big time. The 1997 is also the first Ornellaia in which Merlot is a full 30% of the blend, while Cabernet Sauvignon is 65% and Cabernet Franc is 5%...In many ways, the 1997 is a wine that signals a move towards the more extroverted style that is common here these days...It remains a magnificent example of this Tuscan classic. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2017.

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