• "Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia" Bolgheri DOC 2018 <br>METHUSALEM 6 Liters in OWC

      “Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia” Bolgheri DOC 2018 · METHUSALEM 6 Liters in OWC

      Bewitching scent of sweet, dark berries with a hint of cassis, cedar wood and antique leather. Very well balanced and elegant on the palate, of beautiful viscosity with an elegant enamel. Fine-meshed tannin, restrained mineral tones and a wonderfully fresh and polished fruit accompany a remarkable finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Shining, rich garnet. In the nose noble but reserved, a touch of mint, ripe wild berries. On the palate then extremely polished, excellent wood use, with pressure, tightly woven, spreads elegantly, powerful, long and compact." Falstaff

      "Really beautiful second wine from Ornellaia with blackcurrant and blueberry aromas and flavors. Full body and round, soft tannins that caress the palate." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 32% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 17% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 15 months 25/75 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,05 g/l
      • Sulfite: 79 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,49
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2041+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09284118 · 6 l · 129,83 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping4 units available

      779,00 €
    • "Ornellaia" Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2017 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Ornellaia” Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2017 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      For the interpretation of the now 12th edition of the Vendemmia d'Artista "Solare" (radiant) of the Ornellaia 2017, the decision was made in favour of the visionary artist Tomás Saraceno, who is internationally renowned for his interactive installations. Ornellaia shares the artist's common philosophy of sustainability: only an intact ecosystem can produce an authentic expression of the terroir. In addition to various large formats that are auctioned annually for a good cause at Sotheby's, his limited edition bottle label also adorns one of the 0.75-liter bottles in each wooden box of 6.

      Dense and dark with bright ruby red edges. In the bouquet liquorice, roasted cereals, vanilla and black berries. In the drink the tight tannin structure paired with fine fruit sweetness and very harmonious acid wire is impressive. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Ornellaia 2017 interprets the particularly warm and sunny year masterfully. The intense and dark colour heralds a wine of beautiful concentration. Rich and complex on the nose, it releases aromas of ripe berry fruits, accompanied by notes of sweet tobacco and vanilla. The palate reveals an Ornellaia of great balance, a combination of persistence and pleasant freshness". Olga Fusari (Kellermeisterin Ornellaia)

      "2017 can only be described as an extreme vintage in which sun and heat played a decisive role. That's why I decided to name the character of Ornellaia 2017 "Radiant". The wine is dominated by notes of dark berries and liquorice, underpinned by velvety tannins typical of hot vintages. At the same time, excellent smoothness and acidity give the wine a splendid Mediterranean character". Axel Heinz (Direktor Ornellaia)

      "Coming from one of the hottest vintages, this vintage shows a deep dark colour. In the nose with dark fruits like cassis and also blackberry. Somewhat smoky. Presents itself on the palate with tart and still present tannins. The tart notes are carried by a fresh and demanding acidity with juicy, strong black cherry fruit. Long finish." Vinum

      "Though well-oaked, this features ample black cherry, plum and loam flavors to match the vanilla and sweet spice elements. Harmonious and accessible at this young stage, but will be better in a few years once the components harmonize. Vibrant and long." Wine Spectator

      "A big, rich wine for the vintage, yet poised and lively with firm, chewy tannins that give form and intensity to the wine. It shows loads of blackberry, blackcurrant and walnut flavors. Ripe yet polished tannins. Give this three or four years to come together." James Suckling

      "This vintage of Ornellaia is called Solare and represents the 12th edition in the estate's Vendemmia d'Artista series featuring artwork by Tomás Saraceno. His beautiful art depicts a radiant sun halo and is intended as a symbol of sustainability. That theme of sunshine and warmth is particularly well suited to a vintage such as this. The Ornellaia 2017 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is generous and fruit-forward with dense richness and concentration all driven by the smaller and more compact berry size that characterizes this dry, hot growing season. Black and purple fruits segue to spice, tobacco, leather and some of those beautiful Mediterranean notes of black olive and wild sage. These various moving pieces work together in perfect harmony. The tannins are beautifully managed here. If you consider the more astringent and rougher approach of the mid-tier Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia, this wine shows a whole other level of magnificent tannic management that could not have been easy given the diminutive berry size. This vintage sees a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 9% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard soils are characterized by reddish sand with calcareous rock. The wine is fermented in both stainless steel and cement and is transferred over to barrique to finish malolactic fermentation." Robert Parker

      "A stunning wine, the 2017 Ornellaia offers a captivating interplay of richness and energy. Picking early was the key. Young vine Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc were harvested in August for the first time ever. In the glass, the 2017 offers up an enticing mélange of mocha, cedar, tobacco and licorice, with soft curves that add to its sensuality and allure. The 2017 is sumptuous and racy, as Ornellaias from warmer years tend to be, but it is not at all heavy or overdone. In a word: superb!" Vinous

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Veronelli :96 points
      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Robert Parker:96 points
      • Vinous:97 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Vinum:18,5 points
      • Grape Varieties: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 9% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: au naturel
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,35 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 95 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2046+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09282317 · 4,5 l · 264,89 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping7 units available

      1.192,00 €
    • "Sassicaia" Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2017 <br>Double-Magnum in OWC

      “Sassicaia” Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2017 · Double-Magnum in OWC

      Enormously complex on the nose: we discover cassis, elderberries, heart-cherries and floral and mineral-earthy notes. In the mouth it is firm, precise and yet highly elegant and balsamic, with a lot of juiciness and a very fine tannin, which is already irresistible in its young years. We have seldom enjoyed a wine that is so dense and full and at the same time seduces with a balance that makes it unique. Further bottle maturity is inevitably rewarded, although a further increase seems hardly imaginable. SUPERIORE.DE

      "With this wine, more than 50 years ago, the success story of international grape varieties began in Bolgheri: the Incisa della Rocchetta family recognised the potential of the Bordeaux grape varieties and created this monolith of Italian wine culture. To this day, it is produced almost unchanged and mainly from Cabernet Franc: an appealing nose of fresh stone fruit, juniper and tobacco; the attack is polished, the tannins fine-grained and fresh, invigorating acidity, an extremely complex final on notes of red fruit and spices. Always one of the most elegant interpretations of the terroir." Vinum

      "The 2017 Sassicaia is a fascinating wine that symbolizes a never-ending tug-of-war between vintner and vintage. The question is who comes out on top? In this case, my money is on the vintner. The 2017 vintage, characterized by scorching heat and drought across much of Italy, was not an easy one. This Sassicaia represents 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Cabernet Franc, with most of the fruit coming from the Tenuta's historic vineyards Castiglioncello, Quercione and Doccino. These plots are all located on the back hill of Bolgheri at slightly higher elevations where they enjoy cooler nighttime temperatures. Old vines also have a deeper root system that is key to braving dry and hot summers. You can absolutely taste those choices here thanks to the wine's aromatic profile that offers more variety-driven green highlights of wild berry, forest floor and bramble than I would have expected. With time, as the wine takes on more air in the glass, you get a hint of summer plum or cherry cough drop, and this, to my surprise, is the only subtle reminder of the hot vintage encountered. I found the aromas here to be authentically "Tuscan" in character, more so than other vintages, with balsamic and Mediterranean elements that borrow directly from the Sangiovese playbook. The decision to use more neutral oak favors the reduction of oxygen and softens the tannic profile. Although the wine does end with a hint of bitterness, it took on noticeably more volume and soft richness the longer I kept my sample in the glass." Robert Parker

      "A taut, densely wrought red, with black currant, black cherry, iron, wild herb and spice flavors matched to the elegant frame and restrained character. Balanced and long, this has a distinctly Old World feel and looks set to unravel its complex facets slowly." Wine Spectator

      "The 2017 Sassicaia is dark, sensual and rich, which is a good thing, as the tannins - the result of a warm, dry year in which phenolic ripening was difficult to fully reach - are also quite powerful. I tasted the 2017 from an approximate blend from barrel, where the wines are still aging in separate lots. It will be interesting to see where things end up once the wine is in bottle." Vinous

      "The balance and beauty to this is impressive, offering sweet, ripe currants and flowers with some crushed-stone and dry-earth undertones. Full-bodied with soft, polished tannins and a long, creamy-textured finish. It’s polished, yet concentrated. Better after 2022, but already very seductive." James Suckling

      "Aromas of exotic spice, baked plum and French oak mingle with camphor and blue flower on the nose. This boasts extraordinary elegance and freshness despite the hot vintage, delivering flavors of juicy Marasca cherry, spiced blueberry, tobacco and licorice. Velvety, fine-grained tannins provide support while coffee and crushed mint linger on the finish." Wine Enthusiast

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Doctor Wine:97 points
      • Luca Maroni:97 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:93-96 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:97 points
      • Vinum:18,5 points
      • Grape Varieties: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months 30/70 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,10 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2049+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09422217 · 3 l · 463,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      1.390,00 €
    • "Orma" Toscana Rosso IGT 2018 <br>BALTHAZAR 12 Liters in OWC

      “Orma” Toscana Rosso IGT 2018 · BALTHAZAR 12 Liters in OWC

      Deep ruby red, intense aroma of dark fruit underlaid with delicate toasty aromas. At the palate complex and full-bodied, stoffig, with balsamic notes, perfectly integrated tannins and a finely balanced fruity-spicy finish. An intense wine, which also does not want to be a lightweight and which plays its strength perfectly. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling, intense ruby with purple glints. Opens with notes of licorice and dried tomatoes, then lovely currant. Very good presence on the palate, showing tension and fresh fruit, fine-meshed tannin, lots of dark berry juice on the final." Falstaff

      "This wine is built on solid foundations and shows a rich vinous footprint. The fruit is black and concentrated, as is to be expected of a wine of this ambition, and it sits with a dark and almost impenetrable appearance in the glass. Orma shows a careful balance between fruit and oak spice, and both are calibrated to achieve high sensorial impact and intensity. If you're looking for the classic Tuscan blended red with sunshine and power, this release is for you." Robert Parker

      "Subtle currant, light sandalwood and some cherry aromas. Full-bodied, yet fine-tuned and polished with tannins that melt beautifully into the wine. Long and focused. Beauty and balance to this." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Luca Maroni:96 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 14 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,70 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,66 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 76 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,54
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2050+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29072618 · 12 l · 119,08 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      1.429,00 €
    • "Sassicaia" Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2017 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Sassicaia” Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2017 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Enormously complex on the nose: we discover cassis, elderberries, heart-cherries and floral and mineral-earthy notes. In the mouth it is firm, precise and yet extremely elegant and balsamic, with a lot of juiciness and a very fine tannin, which is already irresistible in its young years. We have seldom enjoyed a wine that is so dense and full and at the same time seduces with a balance that makes it unique. Further bottle maturity is inevitably rewarded, although a further increase seems hardly imaginable. SUPERIORE.DE

      "With this wine, more than 50 years ago, the success story of international grape varieties began in Bolgheri: the Incisa della Rocchetta family recognised the potential of the Bordeaux grape varieties and created this monolith of Italian wine culture. To this day, it is produced almost unchanged and mainly from Cabernet Franc: an appealing nose of fresh stone fruit, juniper and tobacco; the attack is polished, the tannins fine-grained and fresh, invigorating acidity, an extremely complex final on notes of red fruit and spices. Always one of the most elegant interpretations of the terroir." Vinum

      "The 2017 Sassicaia is a fascinating wine that symbolizes a never-ending tug-of-war between vintner and vintage. The question is who comes out on top? In this case, my money is on the vintner. The 2017 vintage, characterized by scorching heat and drought across much of Italy, was not an easy one. This Sassicaia represents 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Cabernet Franc, with most of the fruit coming from the Tenuta's historic vineyards Castiglioncello, Quercione and Doccino. These plots are all located on the back hill of Bolgheri at slightly higher elevations where they enjoy cooler nighttime temperatures. Old vines also have a deeper root system that is key to braving dry and hot summers. You can absolutely taste those choices here thanks to the wine's aromatic profile that offers more variety-driven green highlights of wild berry, forest floor and bramble than I would have expected. With time, as the wine takes on more air in the glass, you get a hint of summer plum or cherry cough drop, and this, to my surprise, is the only subtle reminder of the hot vintage encountered. I found the aromas here to be authentically "Tuscan" in character, more so than other vintages, with balsamic and Mediterranean elements that borrow directly from the Sangiovese playbook. The decision to use more neutral oak favors the reduction of oxygen and softens the tannic profile. Although the wine does end with a hint of bitterness, it took on noticeably more volume and soft richness the longer I kept my sample in the glass." Robert Parker

      "A taut, densely wrought red, with black currant, black cherry, iron, wild herb and spice flavors matched to the elegant frame and restrained character. Balanced and long, this has a distinctly Old World feel and looks set to unravel its complex facets slowly." Wine Spectator

      "The 2017 Sassicaia is dark, sensual and rich, which is a good thing, as the tannins - the result of a warm, dry year in which phenolic ripening was difficult to fully reach - are also quite powerful. I tasted the 2017 from an approximate blend from barrel, where the wines are still aging in separate lots. It will be interesting to see where things end up once the wine is in bottle." Vinous

      "The balance and beauty to this is impressive, offering sweet, ripe currants and flowers with some crushed-stone and dry-earth undertones. Full-bodied with soft, polished tannins and a long, creamy-textured finish. It’s polished, yet concentrated. Better after 2022, but already very seductive." James Suckling

      "Aromas of exotic spice, baked plum and French oak mingle with camphor and blue flower on the nose. This boasts extraordinary elegance and freshness despite the hot vintage, delivering flavors of juicy Marasca cherry, spiced blueberry, tobacco and licorice. Velvety, fine-grained tannins provide support while coffee and crushed mint linger on the finish." Wine Enthusiast

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Doctor Wine:97 points
      • Luca Maroni:97 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:93-96 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:97 points
      • Vinum:18,5 points
      • Grape Varieties: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months 30/70 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,10 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2045+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09422417 · 4,5 l · 322,09 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping11 units available

      1.449,40 €
    • "Orma" Toscana Rosso IGT 2018 <br>GOLIATH 18 Liters in OWC

      “Orma” Toscana Rosso IGT 2018 · GOLIATH 18 Liters in OWC

      Deep ruby red, intense aroma of dark fruit underlaid with delicate toasty aromas. At the palate complex and full-bodied, stoffig, with balsamic notes, perfectly integrated tannins and a finely balanced fruity-spicy finish. An intense wine, which also does not want to be a lightweight and which plays its strength perfectly. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling, intense ruby with purple glints. Opens with notes of licorice and dried tomatoes, then lovely currant. Very good presence on the palate, showing tension and fresh fruit, fine-meshed tannin, lots of dark berry juice on the final." Falstaff

      "This wine is built on solid foundations and shows a rich vinous footprint. The fruit is black and concentrated, as is to be expected of a wine of this ambition, and it sits with a dark and almost impenetrable appearance in the glass. Orma shows a careful balance between fruit and oak spice, and both are calibrated to achieve high sensorial impact and intensity. If you're looking for the classic Tuscan blended red with sunshine and power, this release is for you." Robert Parker

      "Subtle currant, light sandalwood and some cherry aromas. Full-bodied, yet fine-tuned and polished with tannins that melt beautifully into the wine. Long and focused. Beauty and balance to this." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Luca Maroni:96 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 14 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,70 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,66 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 76 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,54
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2052+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29072718 · 18 l · 131,06 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      2.359,00 €