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Ornellaia Ornellaia 2014 was one of the most demanding years in our memory and has allowed us to produce high-quality wines that are offering great delight. The late-ripening of the grapes allowed the fruit to fully express its liveliness and freshness.
What is particularly striking is the high quality of the tannins on the palate; silky; refined, without rough edges. This year represents the heart of the estate, Ornellaia’s ‘Essence’: its natural style, the exceptional quality of its terroir, and the competence of those who work in the vineyards and the cellar.
From a cooler, more challenging vintage, the Ornellaia Ornellaia 2014 is nevertheless a beautiful wine. Based on 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot, and the rest Cabernet Franc brought up in 70% new oak, it has classy cassis and black cherry fruits as well as notes of saddle leather, dried flowers, and spicy oak.
While it doesn’t have the wealth of material found in 2015 and 2016, it has solid mid-palate depth, beautiful balance, and a great finish. It’s a classy, seamless Ornellaia to enjoy over the coming 15+ years or more.
Starts out with aromas of black currant and cherry, followed by flavors of herb, tobacco, iron, and spice. Turns dense and tannic in the end. Elegant and complex overall, but this needs to resolve the tannins and integrate the oak. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through 2025.