Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2011 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove. This is definitely ripe. It is the essence of chocolate covered cherries with imposing structure. Massive tannins, fruit and acid. The volume is definitely turned up to 11. Accordingly, this will require rich food so as to not get overpowered. Grilled beef, lamb, hearty stews and aged cheeses are the best matches. 57% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 12% Cabernet Franc.
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.