Robert Parker 95-97
Tasted from barrel, the 2020 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia will be presented in the fall but won t hit the market until spring of the following year. This is a beauty, so generous and opulent with fully seamless transitions. The wine s traditional blend is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with tiny percentages of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, although this warm vintage makes due with a pinch less of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit is selected across 107 hectares of Ornellaia vines, although the estate recently purchased an additional eight hectares next to Guado al Tasso in Castagneto Carducci, with terraces and vines aged between 15 and 28 years old. This broad and generous expression has a beautiful quality of fruit and oak that speaks to the very best of Italian winemaking.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2050