Power din­ing calls for a wine that im­presses, ev­ery time.

Or­nel­laia 2015

Epicure - - CELLAR CHOICE -

Nick­named Il Carisma, the 2015 edi­tion of Or­nel­laia is one of crafted har­mony. This Bol­gheri DOC Su­pe­ri­ore stal­wart varies a lit­tle in its com­po­si­tion each year de­pend­ing on the vin­tage con­di­tions, and this year com­prises 53% Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon, 23% Mer­lot, 17 Caber­net Franc and 7% Pe­tit Ver­dot. Its ex­u­ber­ance makes it ap­proach­able even in youth, with fresh ripe rasp­berry, plum and bal­samic flavours, pow­er­ful tan­nins and a vel­vety body. Savour in as early as five years through to the 2030s. $330.50 from Culina Dempsey 2015 VIN­TAGE IN BOLGHER

Af­ter an un­usual 2014 with rainy sum­mer, 2015 brought an ex­tra warm sum­mer that was par­tic­u­larly dry and scorch­ing.

The ab­sence of rains led to some wa­ter stress, but some well-timed rains ar­rived in Au­gust.

Over­all it was a good vin­tage for reds like Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon, with deep colour and phe­no­lic mat­u­ra­tion.

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