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Ornellaia L’Infinito | 2011 | 750 ml.

Item #: 38770

VN96+ SP96 ST94+ RP94 WE94

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Wine Grapes

Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

2014 Wine Spectator Top 100 Selection | #65

Wine Spectator Top 100 selection - 2014 | #65

From the Producer

The sun-filled, early-maturing 2011 vintage perfectly expresses the qualities of Ornellaia. The wine appears an intense, youthful ruby red. The nose offers rich fruit that is fully ripe yet at the same time crisp and lively, backgrounded by delicate nuances of balsam and toastiness. On the palate, the powerful concentration immediately impresses, as do the tannins, massive yet silk-smooth and glossy, which allows the wine to completely fill the mouth but with no feeling of heaviness. The finish, near endless, is deliciously pungent and spicy, with a welcome crispness throughout.

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Critical Acclaim

SP96 Wine Spectator Aug 31, 2014

"A dark and inky red, featuring violet, black currant, cedar, sandalwood and iron aromas and flavors. Nonetheless, this comes across as elegant, even as the tannins prove formidable on the finish. A terrific young wine in the making. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2017 through 2035. 2,200 cases imported." (96 pts.)

VN96+ Vinous Aug 2013

"The 2011 Ornellaia is another gorgeous wine. Mocha, plums, tobacco and licorice blossom from the glass in a rich, seamless wine endowed with stunning depth. Savory notes develop later, adding depth and resonance. The 2011 looks to have a broad drinking window that is sure to provide many stages of pleasure over the next 20+ years. The blend is approximately 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot." (96+ pts.)

WE94 Wine Enthusiast 5/1/2014

"Another impressive effort from the celebrated Ornellaia estate. it opens with aromas of black berries, plum, blue flower and hints of balsamic herbs. The rich palate delivers a core of fleshy black cherry accented with notes of licorice, black pepper and mocha alongside bracing but refined tannins. It’s still young so give it time to fully develop. Drink 2016–2031." (94 pts.)

ST94+ Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar Nov/Dec 2014

"Fully saturated ruby. Reticent aromas of deep black fruits and spices complemented by menthol, grilled herbs and vanillin oak. Dense, sweet and powerful but still quite primary, conveying a distinctly high pitch to its ripe black cherry, violet and coffee flavors. Finishes saline, tannic and very long, with impressive muscle and noteworthy medicinal reserve. A huge but very successful Ornellaia that I would have scored even higher had it showed even more length." (94+? pts.)

RP94 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 30th Oct 2014

"The 2011 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia lives up to the legacy of this important wine, thanks to its extreme intensity and its skillfully crafted bouquet. The excellent quality of fruit stands clear, despite the heat of the vintage, with pristine notes of dark cherry, exotic spice and chocolate. This expression of Ornellaia is composed of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. The results are nothing short of exuberant and this vintage will reward both those who decided to drink it early, as well as those who have the patience to wait. The only slight ruffle in this otherwise gorgeous presentation is the 2011 tannin that feels a touch aggressive. For that reason, its probably better to put the wine aside in your cellar." (94 pts.)

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From the Producer

The sun-filled, early-maturing 2011 vintage perfectly expresses the qualities of Ornellaia. The wine appears an intense, youthful ruby red. The nose offers rich fruit that is fully ripe yet at the same time crisp and lively, backgrounded by delicate nuances of balsam and toastiness. On the palate, the powerful concentration immediately impresses, as do the tannins, massive yet silk-smooth and glossy, which allows the wine to completely fill the mouth but with no feeling of heaviness. The finish, near endless, is deliciously pungent and spicy, with a welcome crispness throughout.

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Italy

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SKU38770
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameOrnellaia
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
Product Location - Location-AppellationBolgheri
Package Size750 ml.
BrandTenuta dell’ Ornellaia
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2011
Bin Location0
Premier PickNo
Awards and AccoladesWine Spectator Top 100
Awards Description65
Wine Spectator Top 100 Ranking65
Wine Spectator Top 100 Year2014
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot
Wine - Primary GrapeCabernet Sauvignon
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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