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Joe, the LCBO product consultant at the Kingsway gave me a head's up on this ISD (In Store Discovery) as our critic's don't get to taste it ahead of time. David Lawrason gave it's less expensive sibling 90 points. I thought this was an excellent/classic NZ Pinot. Not Cali style.
Medium minus ruby with a tint of garnet in colour with a medium intense nose.
Positives: A good mix of Old World & New World Pinot in style, meaning not over bearing & having a good balance between fruit & earthy notes. Very smooth Pinot showing pine, rhubarb, cranberry, sour cherry, wooden embers, suede & truffles. Medium minus in body with medium minus tannins, good acidity, long length & the alcohol is well integrated.
Negatives: Slightly over sour on the finish.
Food friendly wine that will go well with duck or turkey. Drink now or over the next 2 years.
Tasted: 12 Mar 12
Score: 9/10, Value: 8.5/10, Total: 17.5/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4
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