19.5/20 | Raymond Chan.
Hand harvested fruit from 24 year old vines make this Pinot Noir a beautiful glass. Dark cherry and plum characters with a magical complexity and texture that gives an overall softness throughout. As well as drinking superbly now, cellar a bottle and you will be rewarded.
Raymond Chan writes "Medium-full bodied, the palate is succulently rich with ripe black cherry and black-berried fruits along with aromatic dark-red, violet and black florals, underlined by subtle whole cluster stalk and dark herb detail. The palate has freshness and vibrancy with lacy acidity along with fine-grained tannin extraction and structure. As the wine flows, the acidity lifts the fruit aromatics and enriches the sweetness. This has power, vitality and energy, and carries to a sustained, succulent, complex finish. This is a beautifully rich, vibrant and powerful, but impeccably balanced Pinot Noir with aromatic black fruits and subtle layers of complexity. Match with lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 8-10 years."