The 2010 vintage marks Ornellaia?s 25th Anniversary. A celebratory logo, exclusively designed for Ornellaia 2010 and silkscreened in gold and ivory, gives a unique distinctiveness to each and every bottle of this vintage.
Ornellaia, one of the Italian "first growths" is a remarkable cuvee crafted from vineyards grown on the exceptional terroirs of the Estate. With an extremely selective production, Ornellaia embodies a unique quality pedigree and style, renowned as one of the finest wines of Italy.
The 2010 presents with a deep ruby hue and exhibits a beautiful and complex aroma on the nose, releasing heady fragrances of dark wild berry, pungent spice, and smooth pipe tobacco. On the palate, the wine is pure finesse with silky tannins and bright, clean-edged fruit, crowned with a finish boasting impressively racy tannins.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 97+
"Poured from the special anniversary bottle, the 2010 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is a truly outstanding wine that leaves a lasting memory for those who are lucky enough to enjoy it. What stands out is the absolutely seamless-seamless-seamless (yes, it's worth repeating three times) integration of its many moving parts. The wine magically transitions from cherry, spice, chocolate and espresso in one melodic and continuous loop. It exudes balance and elegance over long, delicious minutes. It is profoundly impressive. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030. Of all the grapevines planted on the Ornellaia estate, the 2010 vintage showed best results with Merlot, says Leonardo Raspini. Because the harvest was later than usual, the early-ripening grape enjoyed a slow and steady evolution."
"One of the highlights of the vintage on the Tuscan coast, the 2010 Ornellaia is dazzling. A tightly wound, powerful wine, the 2010 is going to need a few years in the cellar to show the full breadth of its potential and class. Still, it is impossible to miss the wine's pure pedigree and class. Freshly cut flowers, mocha, tobacco, grilled herbs and plums burst from the glass in this beautifully layered, polished Ornellaia. The 2010 is vivid, nuanced and precise from start to finish. I can't wait to see how it develops over the coming years. Today, the 2010 is all about precision, vibrancy and saline-infused energy. I very much like the way the wine continues to open up in the glass. In 2010 winemaker Axel Heinz increased the Merlot quite a bit in order to give the wine a little more richness, while Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, both challenged by the weather, were used sparingly. The 2010 is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot."