Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2006 | Wine.com


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    Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2006
    Merlot - Tuscany, Italy


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    Professional Ratings: 99 The Wine Advocate, 98 Wine Spectator

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Merlot

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 115791

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2006 Masseto reflects the particular conditions of the vintage: ripeness, concentration and balance. The intense nose with ripe fruit and jam reflects the summer sun. On the palate it's powerful, rich, and opulent, with tightly woven, sweet, polished tannins balanced perfectly by acidity, which leads into a long finish marked by elegance and freshness.

    Critical Acclaim:

    In my view the 2006 is the greatest Masseto ever made, and the wine certainly lives up to those expectations tonight. It is a marvelously balanced wine with well-articulated aromatics and generous fruit, all supported by powerful yet sophisticated tannins. This is a fabulous showing. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031

    99 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Beautiful aromas of perfumes, berries and flowers turn to light toasty oak and sandalwood. Full-bodied, with very well-integrated tannins that build and coat your palate. Long and silky-textured on the finish. Shows great class and finesse. Merlot. Best after 2012. 2,660 cases made. –JS

    98 Points
    Wine Spectator
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