This Ornellaia vertical held about a year ago, really made me appreciate the wines in a different way. Ornellaia’s winemaker Axel Heinz led the tasting of an impressive line-up of sixteen vintages cleverly grouped under ‘Fresh’, ‘Charming’, ‘Opulent’ and ‘Structured’, and tasted in this order rather than the traditional young to old. read more
Over the past 12 years, it has been the odd years in Sauternes that have been hugely successful starting with 2001. But 2010 broke this cycle of lucky odd years by bringing us phenomenal sweet wines and 2011 adds to this modern trilogy of complex, refined sweet wines with concentrated botrytis.