2006 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto - 99 pts - OWC 3 x 750ml

2006 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto - 99 pts - OWC 3 x 750ml

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2006 Tenuta dell'Ornelaia Masseto - 99 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 2006
Rating 99 RP
Bottle Size 3 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 3
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Location Bolgheri
Producer Ornellaia Tenuta dell
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 99 RP - I can still remember nearly falling out of my chair the first time I tasted the 2006 Masseto (100% Merlot) from barrel. The wine is now in bottle, and it is every bit as monumental as I had hoped. The wine possesses staggering richness in a style that perfectly captures the essence of this great Tuscan vintage. Black cherries, flowers, licorice and sweet toasted oak are just some of the nuances that emerge from the 2006 Masseto. A wine of breathtaking depth, it also reveals superb clarity, freshness and vibrancy in a sumptuous, beautifully-balanced style. Simply put, the 2006 Masseto is a masterpiece from Tenuta dell’ Ornellaia. According to Agronomist/General Manager Leonardo Raspini the dryness of the vintage slowed down the maturation of the sugars, leaving the wine with an unusually high level of acidity, and therefore freshness, considering its overall ripeness. 

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Varietal Merlot
Vintage 2006
Rating 99 RP
Bottle Size 3 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 3
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Location Bolgheri
Producer Ornellaia Tenuta dell
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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