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Sku 400008
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Tuscany
Winery Ornellaia
Type Red
Varietal Blend
Volume 3L

Ornellaia 2012 (97JS) (3L)

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"A tight and silky red with compacted fruit and tannin texture featuring blackcurrant; mushroom and bark undertones. Full body; firm tannins and a minerally finish. Excellent structure and mouthfeel. A cooler style of Ornellaia; bringing it back to the classicism of this celebrated region. Bordeaux blend. Better in 2018...97" JS 08/15. . "The 2012 Ornellaia has put on quite a bit of weight since I first tasted it from bottle a few months ago. Rich; powerful and concentrated; the 2012 offers plenty of depth and intensity; with expressive fruit and striking mid-palate intensity. Dark red cherry jam; wild flowers; licorice; smoke; tobacco and mint blossom in the glass. There is a very slight element of dryness in the tannin that is the signature of a year in which ripening took place in fits and starts. It will be interesting to see if that note softens over time....94+" Antonio Galloni; VM 10/15. . "The 2012 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is very similar to the 2011 Ornellaia that precedes it. These were both hot vintages; but 2012 saw the heat towards the end of the growing season. In fact the harvest in 2012 came two weeks earlier than average. This seamless blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (56%); Merlot (27%); Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (7%) shows some of the roundness and softness of that summer heat. The wine's density and extraction are spot-on and the bouquet is beautifully shaped by dark cherry nuances with spice; leather and tobacco at the back. There is a gorgeous sense of richness and plushness here. Some 160;000 bottles were produced. This edition of Ornellaia is more immediate in character and less suited to the decades-long aging that cooler vintages can affront so successfully...94" Monica Larner; WA 10/15. . “Ornellaia 2012 gives you an immediate sensation of pleasure that is both charming and engaging. Straight away; you can appreciate its deep ruby colour and warmth; as well as its bouquet of rich fruit and spice. The palate is well rounded; full; and generous; with glossy tannins and a velvety texture. It has all the luxuriance that distinguishes Ornellaia’s great vintages; but it conceals this richness behind an expansive and magnificent structure that concludes in a long-lasting finish. The 2012 growing season was characterized by an abundance of sunny; dry weather with some rainfall just before the harvest. The result was an even; consistent ripening process that in the end yielded this generous; full-bodied wine that is remarkably appealing and seductive. This is why we chose the word ‘l’Incanto’ (the Enchantment) to describe this vintage of Ornellaia.” Axel Heinz; Winemaker and Estate Director

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