1998 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto - 97 pts - 750ml

1998 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto - 97 pts - 750ml

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1998 Tenuta dell'Ornelaia Masseto - 96 pts!
On Italy’s Tuscan Coast, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea near the small village of Bolgheri, sits a magical hillside. The wine made here was never meant to exist. The potential of the unused slope was finally seen in the 1980’s when, against all odds, advice and local tradition, the first vines were planted. Over the next three decades the vineyard has revealed many secrets, but still more remain to be uncovered.

At Masseto, we try to do as little as possible to the wines. Our goal is simply to capture the essence of nature and take it to the highest level.This is about an amazing, very challenging, vineyard and wine made with great simplicity. We have tanks. We have barrels. We have gravity flow. And we have people who care about the wine. That’s it. That’s our philosophy.

To open a bottle, is to unleash a liquid kaleidoscope. A rare combination of sumptuous opulence and polished elegance. As a tribute to its rugged force, its softness, and the debt it owes to the soil from which it rises, Masseto was named after the rock-hard clusters of blue clay called ‘massi’ that form on the vineyard’s surface.

Product Details

Varietal Merlot
Vintage 1998
Rating 97 RP - 96 WS
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Location Bolgheri
Producer Ornellaia Tenuta dell
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Robert Parker 97 RP - The 1998 is even better. It shares much of the richness of the 1997, but with more delineation and nuance. The wine blossoms beautifully on the mid-palate and finish, with layers of expressive fruit and fabulous overall balance. This is a stunning Masseto.

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator Dark color with intense aromas of green and black olives and rich ripe raspberries. Full-bodied with big velvety tannins and a bold exciting finish. This is very structured. Full throttle.

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Merlot
Vintage 1998
Rating 97 RP - 96 WS
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Location Bolgheri
Producer Ornellaia Tenuta dell
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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