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2016 Ornellaia

By Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

2016 Ornellaia from Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Bolgheri, Italy

Defying common expectations of the region, the remarkable 2016 Ornellaia stands tall as an emblematic expression of Bolgheri's capacity to harness an atypical year for brilliant viticulture. The unique climatic challenges of 2016 bore a distinct masterpiece in this particular harvest from Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, showcasing true elegance and harmony above all.


A maverick vintage, blessed by nature

Coming from a catalogue of excellent vintages throughout its existence, 2016 Ornellaia pivots on the more restrained side. The season was marked by significant climatic events — intense rainfall during the winter months and cool springtime conditions prolonged vegetation, ultimately pushing meal ripening into late September.

Yet such tribulations elevated this vintage's profile; it’s a testament to nature’s flair for poetic justice. What seemed like adversity resulted in gradual ripening, endowing this fine wine from Italy with an exquisite bouquet marked by harmonious balance and graceful ageing potential.


Tasting notes — nuance in a bottle

Unleashing an earthy perfume of ripe red cherries and plums enveloped in attractive layers of spice and coffee, the 2016 Ornellaia is a virtuoso performance in a glass. A microcosm of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia's genius winemaking ethos shines through in each taste with dominant Cabernet Sauvignon yielding firm yet elegant tannins.

The Merlot component adds a lush richness, cushioning every sip with voluptuous plum and blackberry undertones. Meanwhile, the minor assembly of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot introduces an amalgam of fresh and dried herbs, imparting a savoury edge that elevates the wine's complexity — an exciting finding for fine wine investors looking for nuance and depth.


Conclusion—A solid pick for investment

The 2016 Ornellaia from Tenuta dell’Ornellaia encapsulates an epic tale of the Bolgheri terroir, narrated through the lens of a particularly challenging vintage. Beneath the narrative of adversity lies a true vinous treasure, a harmonious blend embracing its climatic pedigree beautifully.

This offering is not merely an extraordinary sip, but also one of the compelling additions to any sturdy investment portfolio. A testament to nature's magic and human ingenuity, the 2016 Ornellaia is indeed a worthy choice for enthusiasts seeking value, rarity and pleasure in their fine wine investments.

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