Monday, January 30, 2012

Creation Walker Bay Reserve Pinot Noir 2010 94+ Points

Creation Walker Bay Reserve Pinot Noir 2010 94+ Points

Clear, garnet, advanced color for such as young wine.

Clean, expressive, ripe cherries, raspberries, cranberries, earthy loamy note, high alcohol noticeable, lending a kirsch character, delicate oaking, light toast, leathery multi layered and very complex, impressive purity of fruit, so pure, even with such high alcohol, not a sign of sucrosity or raisin, wow.

Dry, ample, broad, full style, medium plus acidity, medium plus tannin, firm with ripe tannin bite, sappy, high alcohol follows through, chest warming (14.5%), integrated though, it has energy, high complexity, long length, persistent.

Would have rated higher if the alcohol was not as high, nevertheless, it is a perfect Pinot Noir by all means, hedonist, full throttle it is, this is expert handling of very ripe fruit, alike to surfing in massive waves without being rolled over, striking laser purity, irresistible now, have so much fruit and so well structured this should be in any respected cellar, will develop up to 2022, and will drink well up to 2033+

Pommard profile on steroids, in a very good way.This is the first Reserve Pinot Noir released.