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Tenuta dell' Ornellaia Ornellaia 2005

$329.99

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From the producer: Born in a cooler than usual year, the aromatic complexity and freshness of the 2005 Ornellaia reflect the conditions of the harvest. The delayed harvest allowed us to obtain perfectly ripe tannins that are soft and silky. Deep ruby red in colour, it has an elegant, complex bouquet with red and black berry fruit supported by underlying hints of tobacco and spice. On the palate the wine is full and enveloping, displaying a powerful, extremely elegant densely woven tannic structure that flows into a long fruity finish with balsamic overtones.
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Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 94
"The 2005 Ornellaia opens with striking, compelling aromatics that draw the taster in. Still deep, rich and intense throughout, the 2005 has held up beautifully. Sweet herbs, tobacco, spices, sage and plums add shades of dimension to a core of super-ripe, exotic fruit that is one of the vestiges of a late-ripening vintage in which the fruit was allowed to hang until the very end. The 2005 remains an infant. It should drink well for another 15+ years." -Vinous

Robert Parker

RP 93
"The medium-bodied 2005 Ornellaia shows plenty of delineation in its dark cherries, blueberries, spices, minerals and crushed rocks. The 2005 doesn't have the detail of the 2004 or the richness of the 2006, but it does offer notable finesse and clarity in an understated style for this wine. My impression is that this will be a relatively early-maturing vintage of Ornellaia, which is not a bad thing, considering the age-worthiness of the two vintages which surround it. In 2005 Ornellaia is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. It is a big success in this vintage." -Robert Parker

Wine Spectator

WS 95
"Displays beautiful aromas of ripe fruit, with currant, plum and blackberry. Complex and full-bodied, with soft, polished tannins and a long, long finish. This shows a deft hand in the winemaking."

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot , Red Blend

  • Vintage

    2005

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Sustainable

  • Style

    Earthy , Rich , Spicy

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Full Bodied

Customer Reviews

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Fred Fraenkel
Ornellaia 2005

Wine was excellent but probably 5 more years away from best it will be. I have a fruit forward, young preference so it suited me just fine. Was at a wine dinner with 90’s sassicaias and solaias and ornellaias so group thought it was an infant