2008 Le Serre Nuove Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Central Italy  Italy Still wine

2008 Le Serre Nuove

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

93Average Score
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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

Antonio Galloni, Vinous    Score: 93/100

6x75cl-2 Immediate | 0 Marketplace£320.00
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