Ornellaia Ornellaia 1995


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Vertical Tasting: June 12, 2001 The wine is characterised by an optimum quantity of alcohol, an extraordinary structure and a balanced acidity. The pleasant aromas of the oak are matched with red fruits and a very ripe plum note. It is concentrated and impressive on the palate with a long finish. The 1995 vintage is ready to drink now but would also benefit from a few more years in the bottle.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Bolgheri
Brand Ornellaia
Alcohol/vol 13%
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateIs the 1995 Ornellaia better than previous vintages? It is too soon to know, but this is unquestionably another stunning wine in what has been a strong succession of top wines since 1988. The color is a saturated, thick-looking, ruby/purple. The nose offers up aromas of roasted coffee, jammy black cherry liqueur, and cassis intermixed with spice. On the palate, the wine is rich and full-bodied, with well-integrated wood, tannin, and acidity. Pure, youthful, and accessible, this impressively endowed wine should drink well for 10-15+ years.

Robert Parker, October 1998
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorA wine that emphasizes finesse rather than power. Plenty of dried herb and berry character, with a hint of mint. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Greatest Ornellaia in years. Best after 2000.

James Suckling, December 15, 1998