An excellent estate pinot noir. Vivid aromas of clotted dark cherries, Seville orange zest, cloves, lilacs, damsons and sassafras. Mid-weighted, succulent and juicy, with maritime freshness towing length across an array of extract and tannic fortitude, ample for a wine of this tier. On one hand, easygoing. On the other, a wine to put away mid-term. Delicious. Drink or hold. – 93 Points, Ned Goodwin.
“This was Buckle’s wine of the day, and it also made Black’s list. “The nose is a flurry of pinot fruits, raspberry, ripe cherry, dark plum and delicate violets,” wrote Buckle. “Delightful fruit characters, purity and finesse here. Suggests very meticulous viticulture and detailed winemaking. Complexity will come with time, oak whispers in the background. Balance and integration make the whole experience seamless, nothing out of place. Lingering tannins like rolling a cherry pip in your mouth. ” Black saw ” a wine of fragrance and purity. Blood orange, strawberry, rosewater/rose petal, cherry and violets and some fuji apple skin meshed with some attractive tiramisu oak qualities. On the palate, fresh fruits of the forest, wild berries, plum skin and some fresh OJ also in the mix. Medium-plus weight with a cool acid line on some attractive pumice-stone tannins. While it’s more in the medium weight zone, it’s certainly not lacking presence.”
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