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Sugarloaf Ridge Pinot Noir 750ml

Regular price $30.65

Dense, sweet black cherry and blueberry, a discernible lushness to the perfume and black plum and berry fruits compote concentration, smoky with roasted beetroot, spicy salami and dried meats, builds in complexity with some cigar tobacco smells, tea leaves and earthy, baked black clay, as it opens up with breathing the bouquet has an intoxicating and alluring mix of fruit sweetness, herbals qualities and spiciness; the spiciness I associate to a smoky hot wok with pepper and cardamom and there’s a whiff of flinty gun smoke, the herbal qualities are like wild thyme and lavender but a winter Provence. There’s a saturation of sweet black cherry and dark plum as the wine seemingly explodes in fruit, crunchy, zingy totally vibrant and lifted by tangy acidity, you can’t help but fell the lightness of the wine and yet this is density of flavour and lushness, really quite gorgeous and seductive in it creamy, silky smoothness and almost invisible tannins, with just a hint of Oolong tea flavours and some fireside charcoals; but then the intense tangy, soy savouriness and long spicy earthy farewell driving home how brilliantly complex and structured the wine is. Consistent in style and with my previous notes, I have to again make the comparison to Cru Beaujolais Moulin-a-Vent with such brightness and sweetness of fruit yet with the extract and acidity that will undoubtedly see it age well past 10 years. I can’t imagine anyone not being completely hooked on this wine; it’s everything you would want in pinot noir – expressive, juicy, silky, plush and wonderfully idiosyncratic.
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