A beautiful pinot that is a bit straightforward with powerful cinnamon spices but feminine enough that fig and dark red fruits show through. I also notice a hint of tea that acts as a very appealing secondary layer.
Very impressive, though a bit bigger than I had expected.
Aromatically beautiful with notes of lilac, tar, underbrush and red berry fruit; light bodied and quite restrained on the palate; it gives the impression that it's holding a lot back, and not very forthcoming. Hold until 2012, at least.
A little more transparent in color compared to the other Windy Oaks bottlings. Love the cherry and spice elements on the nose mixed with a touch of pine. Balance is impeccable from start to finish with great fruit, good acidity and very fine tannins. I was expecting this to show a lot of oak considering that it is aged for over 2 years in 100% new oak but that was not the case. Yes, there is some oak influence on the finish but it is well managed. I found this to be the most elegant and Burgundian of the Windy Oaks offerings and it reminds me of a tasty Bonnes Mares I had last year. Should age very well and be at it's prime in perhaps 5-8 more years. 94-96.
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