Friday 21 October 2016

Drinking Tonight - 2014 Le Volte, Tenuta dell´Ornellaia

Home made pizza with truffle salami, hand picked mushrooms from a nearby Swedish forest and buffalo mozzarella; and a straightforward yet satisfying bottle of wine - life is easy.

Seeing Tenuta dell´Ornellaia on the label gets me salivating for the upcoming Ornellaia vertical we got planned, with bottles from 1988 onwards...

2014 Le Volte, Tenuta dell´Ornellaia
The blend has changed compared to the 2013, with the Merlot pumped up to 70% and the rest is equal parts of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose is medium deep and ripe with notes of plums, wood smoke, warm herbs and some chocolate aromas. Very good.
The taste is medium bodied with a fine warmth and notes of ripe blueberries, plums, chocolate wafers and Tuscan gravel. A nice long drying finish. Tenuta dell´Ornellaia writes on their webpage that "The 2014 vintage was the most challenging in our memory", but I think that they have produced a better wine this year than the previous one.
88p   (tasted 2016/10)


  1. I used to be a big fan of this wine....15 years ago when it was $20bt....but now is $30.
    At this price I can drink way better grabbing a nice Bordeaux Su. or Medoc.

    1. $30!? It cost $16 here at the state monopoly, well worth it.

  2. Our state Monopoly has one of the highest markup in the World...
    Wine markup is 76%.....spirits 148%