A1 2012 Pinot Noir
Moderate garnet with a mauve edge.
Medium intensity plum fruit with subtle cinnamon spice lift defines the nose. The concentration of the primary fruit aromatics builds giving dimension. There is a background nuance of licorice and lavender florals, which elegantly fold into a gentle gamey bouquet.
Generous and succulent with a supple tannin texture, the palate has a silky flow with juicy acidity giving impressive length and persistence. Brightness and approachability are the driving force of this wine, however a hint of complexity we have come to expect from this vineyard adds a layer of real and intriguing character to the fruit depth.
It’s drinking pretty bloody well right now but it won’t disappoint with a few years stashed away. Cellar for 3 to 6 years.
Food – Order heaps of Pot Stickers, Dumpling and Siu Mai with pork as the common ingredient. That’ll leave them happy.