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Ornellaia 2016 Wine Review

Ornellaia 2016

Ornellaia 2016

Bolgheri, Tuscany D.O.C., Italy

Community Score:94/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $239.95

Drink: 2019-2043

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Ornellaia

Agent: Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 94/100

Produced by winemaker, Axel Heinz. Fresh and bright, this vintage is possibly Bolgheri's best. Luxurious and sensuous with layers of ripe cherry, bright raspberry, earthy and cedar spice flavours on the palate. Pair with a prime rib.

Food pairings: wild boar roast, grilled venison steak, roast saddle of rabbit.

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This Ornellaia 2016 was reviewed on October 2, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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From the Tuscany wine region, Ornellaia 2016 is a seriously luxurious Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot red wine blend. Fermented in stainless steel tank with malo occurring in 70% new and 30% one-fill French oak barrels. The wine remains in barriques for about 18 months, assembled after 12 months and then returned to the barriques for the remainder of the six months ageing, bottled and rests for another 12 months prior to its release... and now you know why the price point. This is a beautiful, full-bodied red wine with exceptional pedigree. Dark fruit is both sweet and tart, rich, smooth and perfectly balanced fruit to acidity lingering very, very long on the palate. - Community Wine Reviews

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