Tenuta dell'Ornellaia - ‘Ornellaia', 2017 Tuscany 75cl
Winery: Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
Grape : 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 9% Cabernet Franc
Region : Italy / Tuscany
Wine Style: Italian Bolgheri
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Food Pairing: Nice rare cooked steak, lamb, food that still has some chewy character that softens the tannins.
Description: A stunning wine, the 2017 Ornellaia offers a captivating interplay of richness and energy. Picking early was the key. Young vine Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc were harvested in August for the first time ever. In the glass, the 2017 offers up an enticing mélange of mocha, cedar, tobacco and licorice, with soft curves that add to its sensuality and allure. The 2017 is sumptuous and racy, as Ornellaias from warmer years tend to be, but it is not at all heavy or overdone. In a word: superb! 97 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous.
This vintage sees a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 9% Cabernet Franc."
Storage potential to 2046.