Tuesday, April 29, 2008

1998 Ornellaia, Ornellaia Lodovico Antinori, Tuscany, Italy

Ornellaia 1998 is very different from previous vintages. It has a very exotic style and could have been mistaken for an Californian Cab. But what a wine...cedar, plum and a beautiful sweetness (95)

Tasted October 2003

1998 Ornellaia, Ornellaia Lodovico Antinori, Tuscany

Dark red. Opulent nose with blueberry, tobacco and high alcohol. Almost overseas in profile. It’s only in the taste you notice the Italian touch and it’s big and bold. More herbs developed during the time in the glass. I am usually a great fan of these wines but I am concerned about the obvious new style of this wine. (92+) Tasted 8 of March 2005, Glass: Riedel Sommelier Bordeaux Grand Cru

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