The 2011 Vintage was a cool one in British Columbia so I was curious what effect this might have on this usually consistent PN. If the wine is all... Read more
Another elegant, exceptionally made wine from Blue Mountain. For those of you who share my weakness for Nuits-Saint-Georges but not my penchant fo... Read more
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The 2011 Vintage was a cool one in British Columbia so I was curious what effect this might have on this usually consistent PN. If the wine is allowed to open up for 20 minutes, there is a bright cherry nose - though a bit muted plus reasonable colour in the glass. The wine is smooth with soft tannin on entry with a touch of bitterness on the finish that abates if the glass is left standing awhile. Very nice - softer with less fruit and depth than the 2009 or 2010 but a good effort all round. 87 points. This is no April fool.
Another elegant, exceptionally made wine from Blue Mountain. For those of you who share my weakness for Nuits-Saint-Georges but not my penchant for parsimony, then ignore what follows. For the price, this wine has all the markings of a fine northern burgundy. The nose has the soft, youthfully feminine strawberry of a Canadian Pinot but also spice, earth, Devonshire Cream and hint of vanilla you might expect from a French doppleganger. The tongue can expect more of the same with soft, integrated tannin and balanced acidity. Simply the best Pinot Noir for the price I have ever tasted. Period. Unfortunately, I did not buy a full case.
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