Plantagenet Pinot Noir Mount Barker Omrah 2009
Cherry and raspberry with that distinctive spice of Pinot and subtle undertones of oak derived vanilla. Supple and smooth with lashings of sweet fruit, finely polished tannins and balanced acidity that provides a finely poised backbone for the vibrant fruit flavours and varietal spice notes that provide a great length and focus.
Editorial Reviews for Plantagenet Pinot Noir Mount Barker Omrah
Fairly intense if smoky with stemmy and soil driven aromatics that add nice fresh spice tones to a lean yet focused core of raspberry fruit. This comes on strong on entry, lots of richness yet on a very lean frame. There’s nicely framed light cherry/cranberry fruit here, a hint of astringency from the tannins that helps add some cut to the very ripe fruit and well integrated acids. This is elegant and has a nice sense of delicacy that can’t be confused with weakness. The red fruit with a nice lifted blood orange character extends over the moderately long and nicely pure finish. 90pts
I'm getting spiced cherries and blueberries on the warm aromas. Palate is nice and dry, with low sugar. Mostly fruit and oak driven, with a bit of cocoa and more cherries.
Nice and warm on the nose with some notes of maplewood mixed in. Hello, bing cherry! (remember the ones that Starbucks used to sell?) Tight and succinct, this is a bit harsh on the tannins, maybe stemming from the...stems! All in all, this is a nice Pinot to pair with some light meats and cheeses.
Cherries and spice on the nose. Dry in the mouth with dark fruits and a bit of oak. A nice balanced finish.