98pts Parker; 98pts Galloni; 98pts James Suckling:
blackberry and blueberry aromas with fresh sage and bay-leaf character are
impressive. Stone, graphite and mineral undertones. Full body and silky and
refined tannins. Dusty. Elegance and polish. Shows greatness in strength and
refinement. A dialed-in, dialed-back Ornellaia. Drink in 2022."
radiant, and intense, the ’15 Ornellaia is stunning. Pure red and blue fruits
dance with balsamic herbs, warm baking spices, pressed wildflower petals, and
kisses of savory notes like leather and earth in this silky, graceful wine.
Fine-grained, polished tannins lend a nicely chewy texture, while copious dry
extracts offer density, yet this powerful wine never feels weighty as it builds
to a lingering, satisfying finish. In 2015, Ornellaia is Cabernet Sauvignon
based with lesser amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot; the 2015
bottling reflects its almost textbook perfect growing year, and Ornellaia gave
this flagship bottling the nickname “Il Carisma,” or “the Charisma,” for its
captivating, unquestionable, and effortless beauty.