Bottle 00878. 13.5% alcohol. Ruby core with brick red, orange-tinged rim. Lovely, expressive nose of cherry, raspberry, cranberry, pinot funk and a touch of VA for complexity. The palate is stacked with tart cranberry, raspberry, and rose petals. Structurally, there is tangy acidity in this light-bodied wine as well as a silky mouthfeel. The finish has solid length with cranberry and rose notes. Overall, this is uniquely individualistic with cranberry tanginess, lively acidity, and a light, yet silky, mouthfeel. Nicely done.
13.5% abv. Medium ruby red. Expressive red fruit and floral aromas. On the palate, red raspberry, cherry, strawberry and rose petals. Good depth and length, excellent balance. An excellent Pinot still on the ascent.
Decanted for two hours. I love the tension and strutting entry, with classicism and artfulness. So long and savory, there's dried cranberry, truffle oil, musk and cola, with a little cherry wood. There's a fine balance to appreciate. Drink now - 2023.
Aroma: spicy rose with a funky barnyard note and hints of red currant. Palate: rather closed and tannic with suggestions of rose hips, red currant, blueberry and balsam. Needs a good five years of cellaring before it reaches its prime. Great potential.
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