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1998 Ornellaia

By Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

1998 Ornellaia from Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Tuscany

In the world of stellar Italian wines, the 1998 Ornellaia from Tenuta dell’Ornellaia holds a special place. Celebrated as one of the finest vintages from this illustrious estate, it epitomizes the elegance and depth that exceptional Tuscan terroir can provide.


Masterful balance makes for a robust yet elegant investment

This superlative Bolgheri blend stands as a testament to Tenuta dell’Ornellaia's commitment to excellence. A harmonious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, the 1998 Ornellaia displays masterful balance and complexity, an attribute much adored by fine wine connoisseurs and valued by astute investors.

Each sip unveils layers of dark cherry, cedar, and spiced plum, underscored with hints of menthol and mocha. Its sumptuous character remains fresh and vibrant, largely due to the charming note of natural acidity which underscores its rich palate.


Climate creates character: a great vintage Mercilessly caressed by the maritime Tuscan sun

The superior quality of the 1998 vintage in Tuscany can be largely attributed to an unusually temperate growing season where warmth was carefully punctuated by refreshing rainy periods, creating the ideal environment for perfectly ripened grapes. This climatic idiosyncrasy allows for balance and structure; giving birth to wines of supreme power that speak eloquently of their provenance.

Exceptional longevity is another aspect that has commanded attention from wine investors seeking high performing assets. The tannins have mellowed over time but yet it stands firm, signifying its potential for further years of development and inevitably, enhancing its value in the fine wine market.

The 1998 Ornellaia from Tenuta dell’Ornellaia is an opulent depiction of nature's artistry, and its uncanny ability of preserving time in a bottle. Few wines encapsulate the vigour and veracity of Tuscany as magnificently as this one, underscoring its appeal as a prized investment among discerning collectors and enthusiasts who appreciate not just fine wines from Italy, but those that represent the zenith of viticultural prowess...

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