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2001 Ornellaia

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2001 Ornellaia from Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Italy

The 2001 Ornellaia from Tenuta dell’Ornellaia stands as a testament to the elegance and power that Italian viticulture can attain, reflecting not just the character of a fine wine but recording the story of a fascinating vintage. Indeed, the year 2001 was one for the history books, with an exemplary climate that provided ideal conditions for the vines of this renowned estate.


Getting the right mix of sun and shade

The rhythm of the seasons was perfect in 2001, and Mother Nature seemed to follow the textbook with precision. The moderate spring and warm yet breezy summer balanced perfectly to create favourable conditions, allowing for an impeccable maturation process that was further aided by sunny days and cool nights during harvest.


A convergence of excellence

The result was a harmonious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot grapes that are distinctively intense yet charmingly balanced. On the nose, it teases with wafts of ripe blackberry, luscious cherry, interplaying confidently with nuances of tobacco and sweet spice. On the palate, it is an odyssey; a broad canvas that features dense tannins arranged alongside layered notes of berry, plum and cocoa – rich ingredients indeed for any discerning fine wine investor looking in Italy’s direction.


Truly emblematic: the 2001 Ornellaia

The 2001 Ornellaia is truly emblematic of what Tenuta dell’Ornellaia sets out to achieve with every bottle: finesse encased within force, complexity woven within simplicity, and proof that Italy's sunny climes can deliver wines that compete aesthetically and financially amongst the finest in the world.

My verdict is clear: the 2001 Ornellaia from Tenuta dell’Ornellaia represents one of the compelling opportunities for those looking to diversify and enrich their portfolio with fine wines from Italy, and further reinforces why Italy continues to be held in such high regard in the world of wine investment.

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