2016 Tenuta dell' Ornellaia, "Ornellaia" Bolgheri

Merchant's Pick

THE RECENT PICK

2016 Tenuta dell' Ornellaia, "Ornellaia" Bolgheri

Among The Super Tuscan Elite
​​​​​​​"2016 is one of the best vintages ever in Bolgheri" Decanter

Limited Quantities

If you missed our Tignanello offer a few weeks ago, here is an opportunity to enjoy one of Bolgheri's best, the 2016 Ornellaia.

From a stunning vintage, this world-class Super Tuscan is always mentioned among the elite trio: Ornellaia, Sassicaia and Solaia.

This wine's luxurius combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot gives the finest Bordeaux a run for their money!

Here is the highlight reel from this stunning wine and vintage:

"...it has thrilling purity of fruit, ample tannins, and a great, great finish. This is a tour de force."

Jeb Dunnuck

"An astoundingly vibrant, powerful and concentrated Ornellaia that has a wealth of intense dark cherries, mulberries and plums.."

James Suckling

"...a wine of extreme complexity and precision. It offers monumental depth with profound layers of black fruit, coffee, licorice and baking chocolate."

Wine Advocate

"...the 2016 is just at the beginning of its life, but I am struck by how polished the tannins are for such a young wine."

Vinous

$228.95 per bottle / $2747.40 per case

Summary


JEB DUNNUCK

98+ / 100

"From a great vintage for Bolgheri, the 2016 Ornellaia is a classic blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot that was aged 20 months in 70% new French oak. Its saturated purple color is followed by a deep, beautifully concentrated yet primordial effort that offers serious intensity in its cassis, black cherry, graphite, bay leaf, forest floor, and spring flower aromas and flavors. Full-bodied and multi-dimensional on the palate, it has thrilling purity of fruit, ample tannins, and a great, great finish. This is a tour de force in red wine that needs 4-5 years of bottle age and will keep for two decades."

DECANTER

98 / 100

"2016 is one of the best vintages ever in Bolgheri, classic in style and balanced. It has a 'great sense of the classics without denying the past, a fully-fledged, more modern wine,' according to Axel Heinz. Crimson and dense in colour, it's full of restrained, brambly fresh fruit, clove, nutmeg and a salty butteriness, combined with velvety, masked tannins on the palate. It is at perfect phenolic ripeness, supported by refreshing natural acidity balancing the 14.5% alcohol. This will last for decades."

THE WINE ADVOCATE

98 / 100

"The 2016 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is a wine of extreme complexity and precision. It offers monumental depth with profound layers of black fruit, coffee, licorice and baking chocolate. I tasted this 2016 vintage beside the less-impactful 2015 vintage (which was reviewed last year). These two editions are very different when compared side to side, and this 2016 release is clearly superior in terms of the quality, clarity and intensity of its offerings. This Ornellaia delivers glossy shine and a polished texture that segues to important richness, concentration and textural fiber. It wraps thickly over the palate, imparting waves of sweet dark fruit and dark spice that linger for many long minutes. This beautiful wine is hitting the market now, but collectors will want to put it straight into their cellars for safekeeping."


Product Details


Producer: Tenuta dell' Ornellaia

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Sub Region: Bolgheri

Varietal: Cabernet Blend

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: V00161-1