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    Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 1998
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Tuscany, Italy

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    • WS96
    • V91
    Price: $209.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 Wine Spectator, 91 Vinous / Antonio Galloni

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Item no. 44885

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This 63 acre vineyard consists of various clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with a small amount of Cabernet Franc. The wines are separately aged for one year in French barrels before being blended to achieve an elegant yet firm style balancing fruit, acidity, oak and tannic backbone.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A cool and sleek Tuscan red, with tarragon and fresh sage aromas, blackberry and cherry undertones. Full-bodied, with a wonderfully silky palate of fine tannins and a long, fruity finish. Very sophisticated and reserved

    96 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 1998 is a decidedly slender Ornellaia. More advanced than the 1999, it shows notes of tobacco, herbs and ripe fruit on a medium-bodied frame with good length on the palate and slightly less polished tannins than is usually the case. The final blend in 1998 was 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

    91 Points
    Vinous / Antonio Galloni
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