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Average critic rating : 93.0 points

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The 2008 Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia is drop-dead gorgeous. Mocha, smoke, tar, grilled herbs and black fruit emerge from the glass, followed by a dense core of fruit, all wrapped around a firm, tannic frame. The finish is intense and very much closed in on itself at this stage. Once again, Le Serre Nuove is simply fabulous. Sometimes I think it may be too good, as the rationale for paying the premium for Ornellaia doesn’t make any sense at all when the second wine is this outstanding. The 2008 is a Serre Nuove that will need another few years in bottle for the tannins to soften, but its potential seems clear at this stage. It is every bit as impressive as it was when I tasted it for the first time last year. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. Wine Advocate.October, 2010

Tenuta dell’Ornellaia is an Italian wine producer known for producing Super Tuscan wines, in the Bolgheri DOC in Tuscany. The wines are based on Bordeaux grape varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, and are among the leaders in the Super Tuscan category along with Solaia, Tignanello and Sassicaia. The estate produces its flagship wine, Ornellaia, as well as secondary wines Le Serre Nuove, Le Volte and the varietally labelled Merlot, Masseto. The vineyards of the estate were planted in 1981 under the direction of Marchese Lodovico Antinori of the famous Antinori family who originally championed Chianti production. In 1985 the first vintage of Ornellaia was produced with the help of renowned Hungarian winemaker Tibor Gal. After some years the winery had built up a great reputation and was regularly acquiring awards and accolades from notable wine critics such as Robert Parker. By the late 90’s, Californian producer Robert Mondavi expressed a great interest in the winery and took a minority share in the estate. By 2002 he had acquired full ownership while initiating a partnership with the Frescobaldi family. In 2005, the Frescobaldi family became full owners of the estate and own it to this day where it is known as Ornellaia e Masseto.



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