Tenuta dellOrnellaia   Ornellaia

2018 Ornellaia

By Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

2018 Ornellaia by Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Tuscany, Italy

Digging into the nuances of the 2018 Ornellaia from Tenuta dell’Ornellaia reveals a narrative quite unique in the tapestry of Tuscan wines. Italy's sun-drenched Mediterranean temperament played out eloquently in the vineyards of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia that year, offering a vintage that seizes the senses and unravels with complexity on the palate.

 

A vignette of contrasts unfolds

The climatic roller-coaster that was 2018 saw an unusually damp spring followed by summer's insistent sun, conditions which coaxed the grapes into a surprisingly harmonious balance between acidic verve and lush, rounded fruit expressions. The end product? An Ornellaia wine endowed with an unmatched vibrancy among its lineage.

This intriguing 2018 character is a testament to the terroir's chameleon-like ability to morph under Mother Nature's whims while safeguarding its inherent soul - the essence that speaks volumes about this specific patch of Tuscan land.

 

Flavour fest of a unique Tuscan year

The 2018 Ornellaia narrates stories of sun-dappled vineyards through notes of ripe black cherry and cassis punctuated by whispers of cedarwood and sweet spice. On the palate, it unfurls with a certain dramatic flair, showcasing Véronique-like layers of dark fruit intertwining with top notes of spice and hints of scorched earth.

It exhibits such a poised energy, balanced by classic Italian tannins and an undercurrent of minerality distinctive to the Tuscan coast, that one can't help but admire this inspired result born from an otherwise capricious season.

 

In investment terms, the 2018 vintage excels

Specifics such as these only serve to underline the potential of investing in fine wines from Italy. Unusual conditions of the year crafted a special chapter in the Tenuta dell’Ornellaia history all while promising impressive maturation potential – a combination that perennially appeals to discerning wine investors.

Yet, what sets the 2018 Ornellaia apart is its remarkable flavour characterization: a stirring composition, one that aligns perfectly with the vision of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, transporting the tasting experience beyond mere enjoyment into a realm of unforgettable distinction.

Current market price

HK$16,030.00

12x75cl

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