1994 Ornellaia "Ornellaia" Toscana
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1994 Ornellaia (magnum) is a decidedly small-scaled, mid-weight effort with attractive, fragrant aromatics and delicate notes of tobacco and spices that add a measure of nuance to the fruit. While the 1994 lacks the complexity of the finest vintages, it nevertheless possesses lovely overall balance and harmony.
Dark crimson with a pale rim. Slightly soapy overlay. More restrained than previous vintage. Very fine tannins. Quite delicate. Lively and dancing. Bravo! (18/20)
Owned by the great Marchesi di Frescobaldi, Ornellaia is one of the premier Super Tuscans developed in 1981. Using classic Bordeaux varietals planted in Tuscany, the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot are planted to individual parcels, vinified and aged for 1 year separately prior to blending. The wine has enjoyed consistent demand and attention from wine collectors worldwide.