2008 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Ornellaia Vendemmia D’Artista L’Energia 6L
Custom Shipping Quote due to special packaging. Impressive nose of dark truffles, milk chocolate and blackberries. The 2008 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Vendemmia D’Artista L’Energia is full bodied, with lots of licorice and blackberries and truffles. Very long and intense…
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May 2011 hailed the release the vintage Ornellaia 2008. Each vintage bestows upon Ornellaia its own unique character, and the 2008 harvest yielded a wine of exceptional intensity. The sun’s energy is heightened and magnified by the presence of the sea, just a few kilometres from our vineyards in Bolgheri. The vine captures this life-force throughout the entire growing season, and transmits it to the berries, where it undergoes transformation into aromas, tannins, and anthocyanins. It is almost as if the sun finds an accumulation effect in the grape which later releases this energy little by little, giving the wine a unique natural vibrancy. Every year Ornellaia has given evidence of this intimate bond with the sun, and vintage 2008 particularly reflects an indelible and permanent characteristic of ‘Energy’ in the wine. The climate in fact was interwoven with sun, warmth, and cool breezes in a truly unparalleled fashion.
For the Energy (L’Energia) of Ornellaia 2008, Rebecca Horn has created a site-specific work of art for the Ornellaia main barrel room. The ‘site-specific’ installation will be is a kinetic sculpture in copper with mirrors, which takes its inspiration from the process of wine production. The sculpture interacts with the surrounding space creating an alchemical process which in turn transforms the elements of liquid, solid and air into Energy.
For the Energy (L’Energia) of Ornellaia 2008, Rebecca Horn has created the special labels for the extremely limited-edition series of Ornellaia 2008 Vendemmia d’Artista large size bottles. The Double Magnum bottles (3 litres) each carry an exclusive label on which the artist has intervened with a unique personalization. For the Imperial bottles (6 litres), the artist has also surrounded each bottle with a unique sculpture made of copper elements. The unique Salmanazar bottle (9 litres) becomes itself an intricate sculpture and takes inspiration from the copper elements that compose the sculpture positioned in the Ornellaia barrel room. Each bottle is individually numbered and personally signed by Rebecca Horn.
Wine Spectactor (WS)
Pure flavors of black cherry, blackberry and coffee are enmeshed in the dense texture of this red, which is polished and beautifully balanced, in an international style, with fine length. Best from 2014 through 2024. 2,150 cases imported. -BS
Wine Advocate (WA)
The 2008 Ornellaia continues to blossom in the bottle. Dark cherries, chocolate, espresso, blackberries and mocha are just some of the many notes that explode from the glass. A rich tapestry of licorice, tar and camphor notes develop in the glass, adding considerable complexity. The 2008 is a huge, structured Ornellaia endowed with massive structure. It has come together beautifully since the early days when it was a tannic beast. Readers who can be patient will be rewarded with a spectacular bottle of wine. This is a fabulous showing. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033. – Antonio Galloni – 30-06-2012