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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2006
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2006
(search item no. 115791)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $1,439.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 98 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 100 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 Masseto reflects the particular conditions of the vintage: ripeness, concentration and balance. The intense nose with ripe fruit and jam reflects the summer sun. On the palate it's powerful, rich, and opulent, with tightly woven, sweet, polished tannins balanced perfectly by acidity, which leads into a long finish marked by elegance and freshness.
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About Tenuta dell'Ornellaia:

In 1981, Marchese Lodovico Antinori breathed new life into Tenuta dell' Ornellaia, an estate whose potential had been ignored for decades. With the help of Andre Tchelistcheff, the famous agronomist, Antinori planted the first French vines in Bolgheri, which lies in the heart of Tuscany's coastal region, Maremma. The estate yields some of the finest Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc in Tuscany. In 2002, Marchesi de' Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi became owners of Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, which is now owned exclusively by Marchesi de' Frescobaldi.