1996 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Masseto"
Dense ruby color; meaty and chocolaty ,with berry aromas. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a long, caressing finish, it shows loads of character. It's just starting to come around now. Not as impressive as I expected but excellent.
A rich, concentrated wine, bulging with ripe, extracted tannins. This is smooth and opulent, with flavors of fruitcake and an underlying spiciness from the wood. A delicious, powerful wine ...
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Full, dark ruby. Very ripe, sweet plum and red berry aromas, along with harmonious oak notes of smoke and vanilla. Quite silky on the palate but not at the expense of its concentration and structure. Very well balanced, stylish and long, and already drinking very well.