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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ORNELLAIA
This is one of 68 items (125 releases) that was not going to be presented for evaluation under new LCBO policies. Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Bright very deep intense purple-ruby colour. Slightly spicy, intense, ripe, plum-cassis-cherry nose with some mineral-tinged, sandalwood notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, well structured, smooth, slightly spicy, intense, ripe plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, bright, gently cedary, sandalwood-tinged, tangy, cassis-driven finish. This new blend of 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Sangiovese has 13.5% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar with a lot number L19163 on the lower part of the glass bottle. This new 2017 Vintages Essential is a REPEAT that last appeared in Vintages (***) on November 9, 2019 at $29.95 and was Recommended Best Buy. This is the 23rd time I have tasted this wine in Vintages. CSPC 964221
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Mar Ant
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Rating ***(91 points)
Ripe, Bright, Well Structured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: [New to the Vintages Essentials collection.] Lots of big, dark fruit and a lack of water in the grapes define the unique personality of the 2017 Le Volte dell'Ornellaia. This is a highly extracted and succulent expression that delivers abundant fruit sweetness. The key to this vintage was waiting for proper ripeness, says estate manager and winemaker Axel Heinz. \"The grapes continued to get smaller throughout the summer,\" he says. That lack of water resulted in very concentrated fruit, giving this entry-level wine a rich and modern feel as a result. Drink date: 2019-2024. Score - 92 (Monica Larner, robertparker.com, April 18, 2019) Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 4, 2020
Cases bought 407 (12 bottles per case)

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