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Le Volte Dell' Ornellaia 2012

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Philippe Perreault rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This great Toscany is made of 50% Merlot, 30% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.

This is the latest wine of Ornellaia.

Deep purple color almost black.

On the nose, the wine has aromas of licorice, cherry, black currant, violet, oak and spice

On the palate, the wine is powerful, full-bodied and very long.

Try it with a Medaillon of elk with red wine sauce.
I suggest to use the same wine for the sauce.

Put it in carafe at less 45 minutes before the service.
Serve it at 15-17 degrees.

Can be aged 8-10 years.
Marco Giovanetti rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

On the nose a bouquet of great depth. Lovely leafy blackberry fruit, spiced red fruit and roasted bell pepper. On the mouth, the wine is full body with character and depth. Taste remind me of black fruit bringing to mind ripe cassis, black cherry with pleasant earthy nuances. Elegant with ripe tannins and a long finish. Drink now or keep for the next 5

Natalie's Review

Le Volte Dell' Ornellaia 2012, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: Full-bodied with black fruit and mouth-watering acidity. This is the second label of the Super Tuscan producer Ornellaia. This red wine is a blend of 50% Merlot, 30% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The wine was matured for 1 year in French oak. Decant for 1 hour and enjoy with prime rib. Drink: 2014-2018. 964221 13.50% XD 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 88/100. September 13, 2014 Best Beef Wine  Full Review




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