Thursday, February 1, 2024

LeDomduVin: Ornellaia 2019 Tasting Lunch

Ornellaia 2019 Tasting Lunch

On Monday, I was invited to the "Ornellaia lunch" at CIAK in the Kitchen, where I joined Kerry Wines team Stephen (@st4phen7) and Steven, and a dozen Sommeliers and other people from the F&B world and wine business. 

Casual atmosphere for a casual, relaxed lunch with some great wines and good bistro food. 

Ornellaia "Le Volte" 2019

A delightful surprise! It was pleasant, bold, forward, silky, and juicy, offering good red and dark fruits, excellent balance, texture, and structure. Very open and easy to drink. A steal at this price. Highly recommended. 

Ornellaia "Le Serre Nuove" 2019

It is in the same vein as "Le Volte," yet more complex and sophisticated, layered and generous, richer and much longer on the palate, with great acidity and a good grip of tannins contributing respectively to freshness, texture, and structure. There again, it was delightful. Still young, yet incredibly satisfying still! 

Ornellaia "Ornellaia" 2019

On the nose, it boasts rich and complex aromas of blackberries and fresh floral and herbal notes. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is smooth and silky, polished and refined, balanced and long with firm yet agreeable chewy tannins. The finish is an excellent example of how Ornellaia combines strength, elegance, complexity, and aging potential. Loved it. 

DVO Napa Valley 2018

DVO is a collaboration between Dalla Valle and Ornellaia. Although it combines the best of both worlds, it shows more of California than Tuscany. A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Cabernet Franc aged for 22 months in 75% New Oak, and only 400 cases made, it is one of these garage wines, sought-after and expensive. Yet, it is a beautiful, fleshy, ripe, generous, ample, and voluptuous wine. Loved it. 

Thank you to @kerrywines_hk, Stephen, and Steven for inviting me. Enjoyable lunch, good company, and lovely wines. 

Cheers! Santé!


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