ITEM 95171

1997 Tenuta dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia [slight labe damage]

$374.98

Out of stock
Wine Rating:

94+WA 93+V

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1997

Country/State

italy

Wine Region

super tuscan

Variety

bordeaux blend

Wine Producer

ornellaia

Sold Out

LIKE THAT? TRY ONE OF THESE...

Powered by Preferabli

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 94+ points

Probably the finest (and most sumptuous) Ornellaia yet produced, the 1997 has it all. A dense purple color offers up smoky espresso and jammy black cherry aromas wrapped in new oak. Full-bodied, opulent, thick, and juicy, this low acid, seamless classic can be drunk now and over the next 15+ years.

Review Date: August 2000

Vinous: 93+ points

The estate's 1997 Ornellaia (65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc) combines the large-framed opulence of the 1999 with the slightly more herbal notes found in the 1998. It is a big, plump wine packed with layers of fruit and well-integrated oak, showing outstanding length and the telltale note of sweetness on the finish that defines this vintage. Despite its approachable nature today, the 1997 appears to have enough structure to drink well for another decade. Both the 1997 Ornellaia and Masseto enjoyed a very strong showing in this tasting.

Review Date: March 2007