#65 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2014
The sun-filled, early-maturing 2011 vintage perfectly expresses the qualities of Ornellaia. The wine appears to be an intense, youthful fruit that is fully ripe yet at the same time crisp and lively, backgrounded by delicate nuances of balsam and toastiness. On the palate, the powerful concentration immediately impresses, as do the tannins, massive yet silky smooth and glossy, which allows the wine to completely fill the mouth but with no feeling of heaviness. The finish, near endless, is deliciously pungent and spicy, with a welcome crispness throughout.
51% Cabernet Sauvignon – 32% Merlot – 11% Cabernet Franc – 6% Petit Verdot