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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto 2000
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto 2000
(search item no. 76781)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $419.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
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
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 98 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
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The great 2000 vintage at Tenuta dell' Ornellaia produced one of the most extraordinary vintage Masseto ever made. The wine is rich with profound depth. The aromas, which continue to evolve, remind us of the complexity of the grapes at harvest. The tannins are exceptionally rich and literally fill the palate indicating a magnificent aging potential. Made with 100% Merlot.
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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.