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Pinot on speed!
Bright crimson hue with slight ‘brick’ tones. A “see-through” intensity, similar to Pinot Noir. Intense ‘bramble’ nose with secondary complexities of leather, tar and liquorice.
On the palate, rich fruit accompanied by a seam of acidity which sits above the tannins to provide the ‘sour-cherry’ effect. Minimal oak impact here. The tannins are soft in the attack and finish typically ‘ragged’ – we often describe the tannins in the finish as ‘tobacco-like’.
Stylistically similar to Pinot Noir, albeit slightly richer and positively rustic in comparison. This is a very good expression of the variety. The wine is well balanced with characteristically high acidity. It has a floral aroma, particularly violets that evolve towards black and red berries, hint of spice and liquorice. The medium body gives way to well integrated tannins, mouth-watering acidity and flavours of Morello cherries, violets & liquorice and a hint of leather. Each sip leaves you wanting more!
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