2001 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto - 100 pts - 750ml

2001 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto - 100 pts - 750ml

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2001 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto - 100 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 2001
Rating 100 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

Rating 100 RP The massive 2001 Masseto forms with Le Macchiole’s Messorio and Tua Rita’s Redigaffi a trio of world class Merlots in a ten square mile area where the variety virtually did not exist 15 years ago. The volume, richness, and sumptuousness are almost beyond description, as are the length and density of the flow and finish, but there is an underlying vein of purity and freshness which help maintain an impeccable balance.

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator 100 WS - Wonderful aromas of blackberries raspberries and fresh tobacco with a hint of exotic fruit. Full-bodied with loads of velvety tannins and a long long finish. Very silky indeed. A gorgeous seductive classy red. A monument to Tuscany. Layers and layers of fruit and tannins. Perhaps the greatest Tuscan red ever. This is fantastic showing incredible length and richness. Supersilky and caressing. It's an absolute joy to taste. Full-bodied with blackberry light vanilla and a long long finish. The aftertaste goes on for minutes. This is the best Masseto ever made and a monument to Tuscany. I have tasted it more than 10 times already in the last two years. It's always great.

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Merlot
Vintage 2001
Rating 100 WS
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Location Bolgheri
Producer Ornellaia Tenuta dell
Color Red
Production
2,670 cases 

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