This has a delicious fresh purple colour with good depth, though the nose is reticent – fresh and bright but not yet delivering detail. There’s fine, clean powerful fruit right across the palate, with mineral freshness behind. This is a cooler site which gives it the crunch at the back.
Top Kiwi Pinot "beautifully constructed wine gets a tick in every box. It is seamless, concentrated and teasingly restrained giving just a glimpse of what it will have to offer after bottle development Classy wine with a great future. Score 97 ?????
From a vineyard just below Griotte-Chambertin comes this fine, bright purple wine. A very elegant, stylish, gently-fruited Gevrey: a lovely medium-bodied wine, with a long graceful finish, silky and pure.
Bright, succulent and ripe red fruits create an inviting first impression of this classic Ata Rangi Pinot Noir. As the wine unfolds, delicate floral aromas emerge - think of dark, velvety roses - a fitting image for a wine with such luxuriously silky textural qualities.
The Sangreal Pinot Noir is the flagship wine for By Farr, perfectly expressing its unique site and Pinot Noir clones. The nose is full of delicate notes of cherries and raspberries, which continue onto the palate. These fruit characteristics are balanced by bright acidity.
The Pommard was fermented and aged in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, and 20% was matured in new oak barrels for between 15 and 18 months. The colour is a deep, dark red with mauve highlights and the wine is attractively scented, boasting aromas of juicy bramble fruit.
McDougall Ranch is a unique, cool climate site; the vineyard beautifully expresses varietal correctness. Red cherry fruit; floral aromas with hints of mushroom; well-balanced and integrated. Planted in 1998 on a southern slope of graywacke and sandstone. Only 350 cases produced.
The `Les Larmes` Pinot Noir is made from declassified fruit from Littorai’s single vineyard wines and from additional Anderson Valley sites. The vineyards are a mixture of conventional, organic and biodynamic farming. Aromatic notes of red plum, raspberry, cranberry and candied orange peel.
Hirsch has an incredibly diverse vinyard, the variety of soil types, topography and climactic influences, coupled with the proximity of the Pacific coast (just three miles away) and altitude of the vineyard (over 400 metres) make for a site that is fascinating.
This Nuits St Georges is much darker in colour than wines from the neighbouring village of Volnay and so is a relatively powerful Pinot Noir. On the palate there is succulent berry fruit together with a slight herbal note. This gives way to supple, soft tannins and the wine has excellent length.
Petite Chapelle is a vineyard to the South of the village near to the Grand Cru plots. The fermentation takes place in vats for 3-4 weeks before being aged in oak for 18 - 20 months. The wine is well coloured, with full tannins, rich and finely flavoured.
A Chanson “monopole” in the very heart of the first Growth vineyards of Beaune. The vineyards cover 3.80 ha and is located on a mid slope with clay andlimestone soils. The “Clos des Fèves” was already known in the 14th centuryunder the latin word “Fae”. Bright ruby colour. Delicate floral fragrances mixed with intense aromas of ripe red berries.
Top German Pinot from Franken. The nose is bright, precise and elegant with distinctive (German Pinot) notes of bacon, clove and even of wild (Black) forest floor fruit and strawberries. leshy and expansive on the palate, with sweet blackberry and wild cherry flavors providing fine energy and weight.