Hmmm. I was surprisingly disappointed by this one, as the Faiv Caz is one of my perenial favorites. It has this garnet/crimson color with just a touch of bricking followed by subdued aromas of cranberry, red cherry, flowers, and rock. On the palate, this comes across as a bit lean and acidic and out of balance; while there is some mature red fruit here, i just kept waiting for this wne to open and expand -- which never happened. Reminds me of a lean 2008. Hopefully just bottle variation as I still have a few left in the cellar. From 375 mL.
APPEARANCE: clear; pale ruby; medium legs & tears NOSE: clean; pronounced intensity; flavour characteristics: red fruits (strawberry, red cheery, cranberry), sweet spices (vanilla), forest floor; developing PALATE: dry; high acidity; medium body; medium+ tannin; medium+ alcohol; medium+ finish; medium+ flavour intensity; flavour characteristics: as per nose: red fruits (strawberry, cranberry), sweet spices (vanilla, white pepper), forest floor READINESS FOR DRINKING: Can drink now but has potential for further aging FURTHER REMARKS: Nice aromatic pinot, the lovely scent filled the room. On the palate it has a good balance, with crisp acidity; tannins still present so this wine still has some time ahead of it if it retains the fruit. Well made!
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