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2009 Ornellaia - 3L

97
RP

Product ID: 54743-3-AI
Availability: Out of Stock
Vintage: 2009
Format: 3L
Color: Red
Country: Italy
Producer: Ornellaia
Rating: 97 RP
Region: Tuscany
Type of Wine: Super Tuscan/IGT
Varietal: Proprietary Blend

Description: The 2009 Ornellaia caresses the palate with layers of seamless, radiant fruit. Sweet red berries, mocha, flowers, new leather and spices are some of the many notes that are layered in this sumptuous, totally beautiful wine. The 2009 stands out for its silky tannins and phenomenal overall balance. This is one of those wines that will probably enjoy a long drinking window...In one of my blind tastings, the 2009 made a very eloquent case for itself as the wine of the vintage. The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. In 2009 winemaker Axel Heinz used the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc ever in Ornellaia and gave the wine less time in oak, both with the goal of preserving as much freshness as possible. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029.

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