First impression is that of ripe mature strawberry, red fruit and sun warm lemon curd. This is without doubt a typical example of a hedonistic Melville pinot. The palate adds the classical silkiness and a super nice length on the finish. Adding to the extrovert first impressions are texture as well as structure. Still it should be said, acidity and any tannins are embedded in a lovely veil of fruit. There are no hard edges. The wine has certainly integrated nicely since my last tasting. Still, I would love to see this wine age a year or more just to see "how far it can go". No doubt this is skilful winemaking from a very solid producer who delivers in vintage after vintage...
Big wine with lots of fruit, yes, with high alcohol,14.5% but it tasted great, balanced, complex with tannins that worked well with the fruit, drank with veal parmesan, not sure it will develop more; drink up; would drink again; I like Melville wines; dark color with lots of glycerin on the glass.
Without the slightest doubt a Melville Pinot. This is certainly not a wine for the acidity-subdued fruit-craving Pinot lover. This is a hedonistic approach to Pinot with tons of fruit and a body that would make an Italian Cabernet seem shy. The nose is full throttle with ripe mature strawberry, red fruit and sun warm lemon curd. The palate adds silkiness and a very nice length on the finish. Of course there is structure and texture too, this is certainly not a Zinfandel. But the acidity and any tannins are embedded in the lovely veil of fruit. I would love to see this wine age a bit more. Not sure if it has or if it ever will reach a tunnel stage (Melvilles normally do after a few years).
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