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Left to right- Marchese Lamberto Frescobaldi, Giovanni Geddes da Filicaja, CEO of Ornellaia and winemaker Olga Fusari with great organisation as always by Thurner PR (Ursula Thurner, Antonella Lotti and Elena Oprea).

Historic tasting of Ornellaia over 8 vintages comprised of: 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2020. I loved the vibrancy, acidity and balance in the 1988 – it is of course a mature wine with mature aromas and flavours but showing beautifully today and at the opposite extreme the 2020 although very young showed great balance and harmony – the tannins were super fine and refined, the fruit aromas and flavours were vibrant blackcurrant and cream, the texture and weight all about finesse and not hefty. It is almost as if things have come full circle with those special qualities of balance and harmony in 1988 reflected again in 2020 but this time with the 2020 there is the refinement of a deeper understanding of the vineyard, maturity of the vines and the ability to fine-tune the winemaking -fascinating to see the evolution of a great wine like Ornellaia and Ornellaia as wine producers. Complimenti Olga Fusari and Axel Heinz (although now he has returned to Bordeaux) for his valuable contribution. Giovanni Geddes supreme marketing skills. Fascinating tasting, thanks to @marchesifrescobaldi @giovannigeddes @eleoprea @thurnerpr @ursi_thurner @antonella.lotti1 @olgafusari

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