Muratie Estate George Paul Canitz Simonsberg-Stellenbosch Pinot Noir 2009 79+ Points
Clear, bright, garnet with slight brown rim, cherry red centre core.
Clean, medium plus acidity, very ripe strawberries, dried plum verging on prunes, cranberry and dark cherries, earthy with notes of decomposed autumn leaf, wild mushroom, delicately oak.
It must be mentioned the very high alcohol of 14.5% is not fully integrated and shows on the aromatic, though the wine was tasted at 16 degrees Celsius
Dry, high acidity, not fully integrated, possibly acidified with the texture of medium plus tannins!, tad herbaceous, high alcohol follows through, crunchy, sour cherry note, full bodied, perhaps need time for all component to come together.
The million dollar question is how long, does one need to wait?
The color is changing fast, will the fruit hold on? and will the acid fully integrate? only time will tell.
For now until 2018