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The December 2019 Auction: Part 1

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Auction Ends: 12/5/2019 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #398. Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Ornellaia 1995

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 95 WA.
"The 1995 Ornellaia (magnum) is remarkably fresher than the same wine from bottle. There is a warm, almost exotic quality to the luxurious, rich fruit. Sweet tobacco and licorice add further layers of nuance and flavor. In magnum the wine still has a few years left, but bottles are further along in their evolution and need to be drunk over the next few years. The 1995 is a rather unique Ornellaia in that only a portion of the wine (40%) finished its malolactic fermentation in barrique, while the majority of the wine underwent malo in cask. The blend is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, and the percentage of new oak is 39%." In the Cellar, Jan 2010
Notes: Very top shoulder, very lightly scuffed capsule, lightly scuffed, lightly damp stained, lightly bin soiled, lightly torn, nicked label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $170


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