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Ornellaia Masseto 2003

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SKU 04465

750ml

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This vintage Masseto is deep and opulent, reflecting the solar intensity of 2003, as well as the complexity and richness of flavour typical of wines from the Masseto soils. It is a superbly balanced wine whose considerable warmth and smoothness are complemented, as usual, by its generous tannic structure.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Brand Ornellaia
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThe 2003 Masseto opens with a huge, expressive super-ripe nose. Ample and expansive on the palate, it displays much opulence in its generous fruit, with awesome concentration, outstanding length and a lovely vein of minerality which provides a level of freshness that is surprising for the vintage. A lingering note of sweetness punctuates the long finish. It should drink well for at least another decade, although it is absolutely irresistible today. It is a stunning wine. Owing to the challenging nature of the vintage, in 2003 Masseto was made only from the central part of the vineyard which is planted with the oldest vines. 93/Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017.

Antonio Galloni, April 2007
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastProduced in limited numbers, this showcases fine winemaking on all levels despite a hot vintage. The raspberry fruit and chocolate nuances are fragrant and intense; the oak is so well integrated you only feel its presence in the mouth, where the wine is opulent but also extremely silky. But the most exciting elements to this wine are its distinctive Mediterranean accents of menthol, wild sage and seaside shrubbery that beautifully recall its coastal Tuscan roots.

Monica Larner, April 1, 2007
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Wine SpectatorSuperintense aromas of raisin and spices. Full and chewy. Very Amarone-like, yet fun and impressive. Not your normal refined Masseto. Merlot. Best after 2008.

James Suckling, October 31, 2006