TN: 1998 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

1998 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto Toscana IGT - Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (5/5/2023)
I've had this wine a couple times, but not for 9yrs now...It's always been a massive beast, dark, liqueured, and silky smooth...absolutely brilliant each time. Open in bottle for 9hrs, then splash decanted...a LOT more red fruits this time...showing bright blood orange acidity against the crushed cherries, plum, and currents...still SILKY smooth plush, with dusty cedar spiced tannins...nuances of smoke, leather, licorice, and dried roses...even some mint and dried tobacco leaf...the wine kept giving and giving...darkening and becoming more complex as the night went on. Gorgeous aged Bordeaux-esk with a little Italian twang to it...such a wonderful wine! (96 points)

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Wow, unbelievable.

Petrus of Italy!

I bought all our mags of 2005, then sold them when we moved. #regrets

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