Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

$179

...an integrated and seamless blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot...The bouquet is very developed in terms of aromas this year with beautiful notes of dark fruit, tobacco and spice. Those perfumes are just gorgeous. The mouthfeel is similarly intense with tannins that are still young, but are already silky and linear in nature. This vintage promises a long aging future. eRobertParker.com

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Ratings on Delectable

Lewis Chester Delectable Pro

Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia 2013: from Jay. Initial thoughts/impressions from a brief tasting conducted this afternoon. Deep ruby colour. Dark fruits, cedar tobacco box wrapper and brown spice dominate a delightful nose with a hint of torrefaction. The wine has a subtle attack across the palate but then builds across the mid palate. This is not the dense and intense super Tuscan style we have often seen over the last 20 odd years but a more nuanced wine with tannins which, at this stage, are far greater along in their path to integration. There is certainly a feeling of balance here. 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot. 94/100. Drink 2020 to 2040.

Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia 2013: from Jay. Initial thoughts/impressions from a brief tasting conducted this afternoon. Deep ruby colour. Dark fruits, cedar tobacco box wrapper and brown spice dominate a delightful nose with a hint of torrefaction. The wine has a subtle attack across the palate but then builds across the mid palate. This is not the dense and intense super Tuscan style we have often seen over the last 20 odd years but a more nuanced wine with tannins which, at this stage, are far greater along in their path to integration. There is certainly a feeling of balance here. 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot. 94/100. Drink 2020 to 2040.

9.4

Daniel P. Drake Delectable Pro

Welcome to Friday and it looks like a beautiful weekend. The wine today is the 2013 Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore. I have been waiting a long time to try an Ornellaia it has lived up to my expectations. This wine is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot. On the nose is dark fruit, black cherry, plum, blackberry, graphite, violets and spice. On the palate is a fully integrated wine with black cherry, raspberry, cassis, cedar box, some tobacco, and spice. There is medium + acidity, silky smooth full body mouth feel with firm intense tannins. The wine rounds out with a long beautiful finish. I was definitely delighted and not disappointed with this wine. Please have a safe and enjoyable weekend. Nostrovia!

Welcome to Friday and it looks like a beautiful weekend. The wine today is the 2013 Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore. I have been waiting a long time to try an Ornellaia it has lived up to my expectations. This wine is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot. On the nose is dark fruit, black cherry, plum, blackberry, graphite, violets and spice. On the palate is a fully integrated wine with black cherry, raspberry, cassis, cedar box, some tobacco, and spice. There is medium + acidity, silky smooth full body mouth feel with firm intense tannins. The wine rounds out with a long beautiful finish. I was definitely delighted and not disappointed with this wine. Please have a safe and enjoyable weekend. Nostrovia!

9.5

Scott Taddeo Delectable Pro

Smells "classy" with ripe plums, dark berries set amongst some high quality cedar oak and a touch of floral and greenery coming through too. Quite plush on the palate, with the structural components well integrated, it's just about good to go now but will do well in the cellar too. The sort of wine that would appeal to the majority.

Smells "classy" with ripe plums, dark berries set amongst some high quality cedar oak and a touch of floral and greenery coming through too. Quite plush on the palate, with the structural components well integrated, it's just about good to go now but will do well in the cellar too. The sort of wine that would appeal to the majority.

9.3

Zach Jindra

Nose: wet forest floor, pencil lead, over-ripe strawberry, ripe cranberry Palate: confirms the nose + some ripe blackberry, vanilla and cedar from the 9months new french oak to compliment the fruit. Great softly gripping tannin, mod acidity to balance the tannin and alcohol Well-balanced wine. About 25% of each cab sauv, merlot, cab franc, petite verdot. 92.5

Nose: wet forest floor, pencil lead, over-ripe strawberry, ripe cranberry Palate: confirms the nose + some ripe blackberry, vanilla and cedar from the 9months new french oak to compliment the fruit. Great softly gripping tannin, mod acidity to balance the tannin and alcohol Well-balanced wine. About 25% of each cab sauv, merlot, cab franc, petite verdot. 92.5

9.3

Pietro Amirkhanian

Beautiful bouquet. A bit tannic on the palate. Needs time

Beautiful bouquet. A bit tannic on the palate. Needs time

9.1

James Forsyth Delectable Pro

As wonderful as it was to the the 2013 Ornellaia, I look forward to doing so again in a decade. Super tight, this wine needs time. Polished, intense, dark and elegant, it's delicious now but will only get better.

As wonderful as it was to the the 2013 Ornellaia, I look forward to doing so again in a decade. Super tight, this wine needs time. Polished, intense, dark and elegant, it's delicious now but will only get better.

9.6

Olivier Schutte

Full, modern, ready

Full, modern, ready

9.3

Ryan McGowan

Good and smooth and stuff

Good and smooth and stuff

9.4

Henrik Sandgren

Mer fatkaraktär än föregående. Granngård till Sassicaia men senare skörd ger mer sötare frukt å 14%. Mer tillgänglig redan nu. Mycket fylligt. Vanilj, mörk frukt.

Mer fatkaraktär än föregående. Granngård till Sassicaia men senare skörd ger mer sötare frukt å 14%. Mer tillgänglig redan nu. Mycket fylligt. Vanilj, mörk frukt.

9.2

Jonathan Wall Delectable Pro

Broad and filling. Violets and blueberries.

Broad and filling. Violets and blueberries.

9.4