Norman Hardie County Pinot Noir 2009, VQA Prince Edward County, Unfiltered
Hardie's 2009 County pinot is his best yet in my view. It spent 11 months in small barrels, of which 40% was new,...
An impressive and well-rounded vintage of the County Pinot. Spiced cherry pie, rhubarb and fresh tilled earth adorn...
This is a very typical County wine – slim, racy and piquant. It has a lifted perfumed nose of black raspberry with...
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A Canadian cellar candidate, I love it. There is a tremendous amount of experience inside a bottle of Norman Hardie wine and it shows through a complexity that invites one to think they are sipping from an older-world bottle. At the moment, this Prince Edward County Pinot is showing a pronounced mix of earth and red fruit in addition to that typical Pinot cherry acidity. Give it a few years in the cellar to let it come together and enjoy with baked ham anytime after 2013. (Northof9finewine, April 2011)
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2010 Norman Hardy County Unfiltered Pinot Noir: There is no way to describe the nose on this wine except “seductive”! Earthy, with sweet cherries, raspberries and plenty of spice make for a treat for your nose. The palate follows closely with raspberries, cherries, sweet spice, and vanilla, transitioning to mild notes of sour cherry and cranberry. Crisp acidity and smooth but present tannins carry you into a mild cherry-cranberry finish. Will age gracefully over the next few years but I would enjoy this now with some lamb or the even beef stroganoff that I paired it with. 11.5%
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Bright Strawberry, integrated minerality - long finish!
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Great Pinot nose that offers cherries, vanilla oak with hints of earth. Light bodied and elegant but with noticeable fine tannins. Nice tension on the palate between sweet cherries and sour cranberries. Finishes dry and tart with nice mouth watering acidity.
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