Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2000 Azienda Agricola Elvio Cogno Barolo Vigna Elena with pasta zucca tonight. This is really singing right now. Drinking at peak, this wine shows powerful crunchy berry fruit and tons of sweet tobacco, menthol, tar and silky texture. I am sure this will hold for another decade or even two, but this is drinking about as well as it will IMO. This was my last bottle and I don’t have any regrets about drinking it tonight.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.