1988 Ornellaia Tenuta Dell´ Ornellaia

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Price: £174.00 (£145.00 ex VAT)
Current Availability: 1
Delivered By: 21/08/2017
  • Format : Bottles
  • Status : Duty Paid
  • Size : 1/75CL

The 1988 vintage was aged in French oak for eleven months between June 1989 and April 1990. The barrels were 40% new and 60% once used. Good growing conditions ensured that the grapes were at peak ripeness before being harvested by hand.

This is an Italian Bordeaux style containing 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. 

Information About Tenuta Dell Ornellaia
The Ornellaia Estate was created by Marchese Lodovico Antinori in 1981 and is located near the picturesque village of Bolgheri, on the unspoilt Tuscan coast.  Located near the sea and sheltered by the neighbouring hills, the microclimate guarantees perfect ripening conditions; gentle sea breezes temper the summer heat, and hills provide protection from the cold winter winds. Alluvial, volcanic and marine soils provide a unique tapestry upon which Ornellaia has planted the classic varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot to international acclaim.
 
… I believe its continual evolution will propel it beyond the limits of tasting and time. - Axel Heinz – Winemaker.
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
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Tasting Date : 21 March 2006

Very dark crimson with definitely aged rim. Sweet complex bouquet, very well melded and flattering. Very easy to like and much gentler than the 1985. Lovely apogee now. Great drinking now although there is still a little tannin here and acidity just threatening to emerge a bit much.

Rating : 18/20

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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.

In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.

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1-3 Cases£12.50
4+ Cases£11.00
25+ Cases£9.15

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