Bright red fruit aromas of ripe cherry and raspberry combine with the essence of orange peel to give a lively initial impression while pipe tobacco, anise and an aroma reminiscent of potter's clay provide a savory and earthy compliment. Concentrated flavors of cherry, cedar, anise and baking spice are long and rich on the palate. Vibrant interplay between the acidity and the tannins give the structure a wonderfully mouthwatering and refreshing quality. The clarity and intensity of flavor combined with the inherent structure will ensure many years of enjoyment and richly reward those with the patience to cellar. Decanting one to two hours before serving is recommended.
"This Pinot is too tart and tannic to drink now, though it has great potential. You have to search for the fruit, but it's there, in deeply hidden layers of cherries and red currants. Dry and stubborn now, but don't give up. It will reward cellaring for a minimum of six years.
"Bright, moderately saturated medium red. Strawberry and raspberry fruit aromas are complicated by minerals, rose petal, spices and herbs. Quite dry and uncompromising on the palate, but with excellent cut to the rather delicate flavors of strawberry, raspberry and spices. Quite restrained today and not a fleshy style of pinot, but this is subtly intense and firmly built. The rose petal quality returns on the juicy, salty aftertaste."
International Wine Cellar