Norman Hardie County Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2012, VQA Prince Edward County

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Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
Ontario, Canada

$39.00 (125310)

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92 pts
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September 13, 2014

Critic Reviews (6)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A very exceptional pinot noir - absolutely ethereal in nature. No wonder Norm Hardie is considered to be the pioneer...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

This County '12 by Norman Hardie needs fresh air, County air and time. Leave the wine alone in bottle counted out in...

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National Wine Awards of Canada
National Wine Awards of Canada

Aggregate final score from judges at the 2014 National Wine Awards of Canada. June 2014

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Hardie's 2012 County pinot follows in the same linear house style he's been working on for the last decade,...

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Brad Royale
Brad Royale

An intense nose of chopped wood, garden herbs, chicken stock and rose hip. There is a nice vibrancy to the palate...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is lovely, charming and lively pinot with fragrant raspberry/sour cherry fruit nicely buttressed by florals, oak...

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Community Reviews (5)

Eric Gustavo
Eric Gustavo

Such a distinct wine: as lightly coloured as a Tavel, yet with layers of fruity and earthy aromas, and an absolutely penetrating palate that mirrors the aromas. Ripe, yet pleasantly without any raspberry jam character. Reminds me of the 2009. I give it an extra point simply for being so singular and distinctly County.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

Light, almost translucent pretty cherry colour. A little funk to start followed by that now classic PEC minerality. Cran, cherry, red berry fruit with a hint of nutmeg. The 2012 keeps it's vibrancy with tart acidity and tension in the face of a very warm vintage. Excellent to outstanding length. Another fine effort from Norm. Jan. 2015.

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JULIO YUSTIN
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Arnold Toporowski
Arnold Toporowski

Norm hits another home run in 2012! Quintessential PEC Pinot. I can't believe the price on this isn't climbing yet!

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2012 Norman Hardie County Unfiltered Pinot Noir has attractive aromas of mushrooms and barnyard on the nose and cranberry, pomegranate and raspberry on the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine; with forward acidity, refined tannins and a medium to long finish. It is a food friendly and sipping wine; drink 2016 to 2020 as cellaring will enhance it further (screw cap enclosure). My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89-90 pts. Tasted at 'County in the City' event http://grapeselections.com/county-in-the-city-2014/ in Apr/14.

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