Ornellaia 2016 Released – “Softness, Succulence and Structure”

  • Anthony Maxwell, Liv-ex Director

  • 24 Apr 2019 | News & Views

Ornellaia 2016 was released by U.K. merchants this morning at £1,800 per 12×75. The wine has already seen trade within Europe.


According to The Wine Advocate’s Monica Larner, Ornellaia 2016 “delivers the most beautiful sensations of Softness, Succulence and Structure. The balance between those three S’s is Sublime.” She awarded it a barrel range of 96-98 points.

At this price, today’s release sits above all other vintages currently available in the market, including the equally-scored 2006 and 2010.

We will wait to see whether the “luxuriant wine with profuse abundance and beaming optimism” will be met with equal optimism by U.K. buyers.

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