2001 Ornellaia, Bolgheri Superiore, Ornellaia (RT 94) An impressive, youthful showing for this superb bottling. One of the most impressive Bordeaux blends from the Tuscan Coast, here Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Cabernet Franc make up this superb wine. One of the things I love about this region is the way the wines express a level of minerality rarely found in Bordeaux. SO’d for the day, decanted just prior to serving. Tonight, the Orny shows an amazing youthfulness, with notes of red berries, hints of leather and minerality that pens this as a singular wine. Hints of French oak lie mostly as background notes. The mouthfeel reveals a textural richness with a long finish marked by finesse-driven tannin. Surprisingly there is almost no tertiary development as it approaches age 18. A beautiful wine that has become increasingly expensive but represents the very best of Bolgheri. Recommended if it fits in your budget. Drink now – 2030+