2006 Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir Western Cape 85+ Points
Quite a pronounce whiff of red berry yoghurt, alcohol slightly burning, might or might not integrate with time, distinct mentholly / clove almost eucalyptus freshness, but not overpowering.
Earthy, typical complex Pinot aromas, tight bracing acidity, will need +/- 4 years to integrate, still in primary fruit phase, delicate texture, clean, some ripe tannins grip along with hints of sweet and sour Morello cherry on the palate, excellent food wine, will definitely get more complex with time. Cellar for +/- 3 years, revisit around 2011+ and drink until 2016+.
Tasted on the 01 / 02 / 2008
Clones : 113, 115, 667, 777,
Oak : 15 % New Oak, Burgundian coopers, 12 months
Origin : Durbanville & Darling