Norman Hardie County Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2011, VQA Prince Edward County

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Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
Ontario, Canada

$35.00 (125310)

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92 pts
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Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

When I last tasted this wine blind within the context of the National Wine Award competition, I was knee deep in a...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The anxiety of the vintage has not left the bottle while the raging fruit and acidity battle for supremacy. The...

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DJ Kearney
DJ Kearney

First tasted in June at the National Wine Awards, this pinot impressed me with its finesse, astonishing purity and...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A fine follow up to Hardie's 2010, this 2011 pinot is a model of finesse allied to deceptive power. It's all silky...

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Community Reviews (9)

Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Well for me, it just doesn't get any better for $35 BUCKS. This is a Beautiful expression of Pinot Noir. Lots of fresh wild raspberries and blackberries. Nicely integrated funky earthiness and a seductively suave body. This wine has it all!

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David Brodati
David Brodati

Norman Hardies's County pinot is a pretty cherry colour. Generous aromas of red fruit and minerality with a touch of barnyard. On the palate this pinot is light to mid weight offering juicy cherry and red berry fruits, minerality and a supporting seam of acidity. Beautifully balanced, wonderfully elegant with lingering finesse. The tannins seem to be softening making the wine very approachable right now. Feb. 2014.

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mike brown
mike brown

oct 13

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The Norman Hardie 2011 County Pinot Noir has intense aromas of pomegranate, raspberry, subtle cedar and smoke on the nose and strawberry, raspberry and vanilla on the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry (though perceived as dry), fruity wine, with good acidity, refined tannins and a long, silky finish. Although food friendly, enjoy this beauty by itself; drink now and watch it evolve for the next 5-7 years. Rated at 92 pts, this is a highly recommended (based on quality and value) wine. Tasted at ‘County in the City’ (see http://grapeselections.com/county-in-the-city/) in Apr/13.

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Arnold Toporowski
Arnold Toporowski

Tasted this on the weekend at the winery. I usually love Norman's Pinot's so wasn't surprised to love this vintage too. One of Ontario's best Pinots! It's a little lighter vintage, but has complexity and finesse. I bought a few bottles, so was happy when I looked online here to see the critics agreed with my assessment. ;)

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Jason Chenier
Jason Chenier

A wonderful pinot from Prince Edward County's Norman Hardie Winery. Worth picking up a few to add to the cellar. Tasted September 2013.

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Skandha Sunderasen
Skandha Sunderasen

Highly recommend this.

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Skandha Sunderasen
Skandha Sunderasen

Highly recommend this.

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Sue Sterling
Sue Sterling

Pale cran-cherry colour. Med. intensity nose of cherry, cranberry, earth, tea, and red pepper.

Dry, med. body, med. acidity. Cranberry, cherry, leather, violets, and earth on the palate. Med. plus length.

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