Intensely flavoured wine with strong plum, raspberry and smoky oak characters. Long and linear Pinot Noir with a seamless texture. Although the wine is accessible now it has the density, power and structure to develop very well in bottle.
Giesen's 2013 Single Vineyard Selection Ridge Block Pinot Noir has a pale ruby-purple color and nose of crushed red currants and black raspberries with violets, cinnamon and cloves hints. Light to medium-bodied and elegantly fruited on the palate, it has lovely perfume matched by satiny texture and just enough acidity, finishing with plenty of finesse. 90+ (LPB)
This grows in a vineyard in the foothills of the Southern Valleys of Wairau, a densely planted site farmed organically on silt loams, clay and fractured stone. The fruit has a coolness that one taster compared to alpine Pinot Noir from Alto Adige, savory, spicy and bold, with a juicy texture over brash, meaty tannins. A Pinot for the dark meat of roast turkey.
Notes of wood toast and herbal tea are present on the fresh and cool cherry, raspberry and underbrush-scented aromas. Here too there is a highly attractive mouth feel to the sleek and vibrant middle weight flavors that possess a hint of youthful austerity on the dusty finale.
Medium red. A sexy touch of reduction to the complex aromas of raspberry, strawberry, mocha and flint. Fat, plush and sweet but with a firm edge to the flavors of raspberry and smoky minerality. Still rather reduced in the mouth and in need of a bit more clarity and thrust. Finishes with a firm dusting of tannins and good length. (ST)
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