17.5/20 | Raymond Chan.
Hands down one of our all time favourite Pinot's.
Margrain has earned a massive Advintage following by delivering something extra for followers of fine Martinborough wine. Winemaker Strat Canning has an uncanny ability to squeeze something extra out of each vintage and his wines tend to differ stylistically from the more commercial styles his peers produce. This stunning release is no exception.
The winery writes: "The resultant wine sports a hemline raised up to reveal short plump legs which are a celebration of this yearâ€™s sensible 13.5% alcohol. The nose is a potpourri of dried herbs; wild thyme, prostrate rosemary, snapped bracken fern and the partly concealed lair of some small furry animal. Black current, mandarin skin and sticky dried prunes add flesh to nuggety shoe leather aromas while mochaccino and a hint of beef tartar provide complexity. The palate overdelivers with decadent richness and the taughtly muscled Samsonic structure of a dark knight rising."