Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Le Volte 2002

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Le Volte 2002

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. A very dusty nose – it needs a good vacuuming – cedar, red fruits and a little bit stinky. The palate also showed dry red fruits, with dried meats and a metallic twang, and a certain amount of rusticity, with cleansing acid on the finish. The tannins are pleasant, and it looked better on the second day, but that dryness pervades the wine – perhaps it is a style thing or perhaps it was left for too long in the cellar. Not quite a road trip across the Nullabor, but make sure you have some cheese, cured meats and good bread on hand.

Rated : 84 Points
Tasted : Nov08
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $22
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2008-2008
Source : Cellar
Website : Tenuta dell’Ornellaia

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2 Responses to Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Le Volte 2002

  1. Anthony says:

    02 was a terrible vintage in Tuscany Linc. Probably half the reason why 🙂

  2. Lincoln says:

    Well there you go – I didn’t know that… luckily only had the one bottle.

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