A common criticism of “modern” wines is that they are over extracted, oaky and jammy. We also hear that modern wines don’t express terroir, they are an expression of the winemaker’s hands in the cellar. I’ve always felt that I have a more classically leaning palate, that I prefer wines that are not too big … Continue reading Modern Wines of Place?
Not all aged wines are superior. Case in point, a 1995 Oddero Barolo that I opened up recently. At the time, 1995 was praised by critics but has since failed to live up to its hype. In 1995, the summer was cooler than normal, with rain and hail damage that hit through August and September. … Continue reading Cellar Note: 1995 Oddero Barolo