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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto 2009
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto 2009
(search item no. 120109)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
James Suckling rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $449.00

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
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
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:

Masseto 2009 is the expression of a particularly warm growing season that showcased all of the noble qualities of a great terroir. Working in harmony with the clay soil of the Masseto vineyard, we succeeded in achieving the balance, crispness, and aromatic complexity that are classic to all great wines. An impressively dark hue, Masseto 2009 mirrors its vintage, exhibiting intense impressions of ripe cherry, chocolate, spice, and coffee. Profound and full-volumed in the mouth, it boasts explosive fruit, and tannins which are glossy and firm. Its vein of crisp acidity fuels a long finish marked by a vivacious crispness.
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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.