Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove 2012 – 92/100

Blended with 52% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc. 15 months in oak barrels. An obvious impression of Cabernet grapes although they only encounter 36% of the wine. Welcome bouquet of blackcurrant leaves, blueberries with solid black plum and burnt rosemary. Full bodied and musculear tannin. HIgh alcohol reached 14.5%. It lacks some complexity in the palate with medium finishes. Drink now til 2018. Decant for an hour to soften the tannin.

以 52% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot 以及8% Cabernet Franc 加上15個月橡木桶混釀而成。雖然只佔葡萄的36%,這 Ornellaia “二級酒” 擁有許多Cabernet 葡萄的特色, 帶有頗親切舒適的黑加侖葉,藍莓以及黑李和烤迷迭香的味道。酒體強大而且具有健壯的丹寧,酒精度達到14.5%。香氣做的挺好但在味蕾卻欠缺一些複雜性。現在已經適合享用但也可以陳年多3-4年, 建議稍稍醒酒一小時令丹寧更為柔順。