Le Volte dell'Ornellaia 2019
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Country: Italy Region: Tuscany
Grapes Varieties: Merlot,Sangiovese,Cabernet
Classification: I.G.T. Production:
Alcohol: 13.5% abv Packing: Original Carton of 6 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
AG=91 The 2019 Le Volte dell’Ornellaia is terrific. Bold, juicy and wonderfully expressive, the 2019 will drink well right out of the gate. Juicy black cherry, lavender, spice, menthol and chocolate are all kicked up a few notches. In 2019 Le Volte is especially dark and sumptuous, both of which add to its considerable immediacy and overall appeal. This is an especially fine vintage for the Ornellaia's entry-level bottling.
WA=88 The entry-level 2019 Le Volte dell'Ornellaia is mostly Merlot that is blended with Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. As the text on the back label suggests, the wine aims for a so-called Mediterranean flavour profile that presents the cherry softness of the Merlot against the spice of the Cabernet Sauvignon and the bramble or blue flowers of the Sangiovese. This wine also shows a specifically Italian side, thanks to that food-friendly freshness. I'm thinking pasta with a hearty meat ragù. This vintage is thinner and shorter than I would like to see, but the results are versatile and accessible nonetheless.
WS=88 This red is ripe and polished, with a soft structure and emphasizing plum and black cherry fruit. A light coating of tannins graces the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Drink now.