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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto 2005 750ml
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto 2005 750ml


 
Price: $949.00
ID: 9228
Vintage 2005
Producer: Ornellaia (Tenuta)
Varietal(s): Merlot
Color: Red

Availability: Currently Unavailable
Product Code: RD5223
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Description Sub Region Producer Notes
 
While ’05 was a challenging vintage in Bolgheri, this Masseto stands as a master class in winemaking. Elegant, finessed, nearly balletic in its grace, the ’05 Masseto glides across the palate with silkiness, offering pure Merlot fruit layered over espresso, milk chocolate, fresh-cut flowers, balsamic, and licorice. Despite having debuted only in the 1986 vintage, Masseto encroaches upon the epic mystique of the storied Château Pétrus. Like its French counterpart, Masseto derives from soils that are predominantly clay, Merlot’s preferred soil. Divided into three separate sections, each portion of the vineyard parcel has historically contributed something essential to the wine: Masseto Junior provides the base; Masseto Medio or Centrale contributes tannins and strength; and Masseto Alto imbues the wine with its aromatic signature. The nicely structured and deceptively powerful ’05 Masseto is simply superb, matching its vibrancy with chewy tannins, and its concentration with precision.
Additional Info
  • Color: Red
  • Variety/Blend: Merlot
  • Breakdown of Varieties: Merlot
  • Drink Start Date: 2012
  • Drink End Date: 2025
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Toscana
  • Sub-Region/Appellation: Toscana IGT


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