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2012 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto Toscana IGT Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

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Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Toscana IGT
Producer Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
Vintage 2012
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Merlot
ABV 15.0%
Format 3x75cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Condition Case securely sealed with château bands
Stock 1 case (in stock and available immediately)

95 Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (October 2015)

The 2012 Masseto is seductive from the first sip. The 2011 edition of this wine was very successful, and not too different in character from this wine. What the 2012 vintage offers instead is a level of textural richness and creaminess that is absolutely outstanding. The very nature of the fruit feels velvety and silky smooth, without a single ripple. The bouquet reveals upfront aromas of dark cherry and spice that are contrasted perfectly against one another. Classic vintages of Masseto include 2001 and 2006. The 2012 vintage doesn't offer the same backbone firmness as those years, but it offers lots more exuberant richness instead. Some 32,000 bottles were produced. The wine should hold forward for many, many years.

97 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (January 2020)

The 2012 Masseto is an incredibly sexy wine. I can’t believe how expressive it is here. The year was mostly warm and dry, but not excessively so. Raspberry jam, mint, spice, white chocolate and sweet floral notes all race out of the glass. Sumptuous in feel, with gorgeous, open-knit fruit and soaring aromatic intensity, the 2012 dazzles from start to finish. What a wine!

Vintage Format Packaging Stock Price Status
2015 3x75cl OWC 6 cases £1,650.00 In Bond View
2015 1x150cl OWC 1 case £1,600.00 In Bond View
2015 1x300cl OWC 1 case £3,400.00 In Bond View
2014 3x75cl OWC 4 cases £1,175.00 In Bond View
2013 3x75cl OWC 2 cases £1,350.00 In Bond View
2008 1x150cl OWC 4 cases £1,200.00 In Bond View
2004 3x75cl OWC 2 cases £2,250.00 In Bond View