Vinous – 96+
The 2013 Ornellaia continues to put on weight with time in bottle. I have tasted the 2013 three times over the last few months and watched it blossom over that time. Fresh, vibrant and tightly wound, the 2013 is going to need at least a few years to come into its own. There is striking purity to the aromas and flavors, along with plenty of tension and enough energy to reward cellaring.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2038
JancisRobinson.com – 18.5
This is the vintage dubbed L’Eleganza by winemaker Axel Heinz. The word appears on the back label and there are some special bottlings with labels by the Japanese artist Yutaka Sone. Dark crimson with purple notes. Very ripe but with lively, savoury topnotes and lifted freshness. Great balance and approachability already. Funny to think of how even the finest 2013 red bordeaux would taste alongside this luscious wine. Scented and savoury. Pure hedonism. Not sure ‘elegant’ is the word I’d choose in a global context, but maybe it is appropriate in an Ornellaia context.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026