Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2001 Marcarini Barolo La Serra. Drinking at absolute peak right now. Needed just a touch of air to show well. Medium garnet red color with browning/yellowing around the edges of the glass. Texture is pure silk and flavors are dominated by earth, tobacco leaf and menthol. The fruit is there but plays in the background. The stars of the show are the tertiary flavors and at age 15, that is how it should be.
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.