Tuesday, November 13, 2012

La Vierge Collection Seduction Hemel-En-Aarde Ridge Pinot Noir 2012 83+ Points

Ruby red with purple rim, some co2 spritz.

Clean, moderate plus intensity, perfume, quite expressive for a Pinot Noir with floral spicy note, very ripe plums, dark cherries and blackberry, hints of dry rosemary! slight raisin character, possibly picked too ripe? subtle oaking though.

Dry, crisp with moderate plus acidity, crunchy cherries and stone fruit pips, moderate tannin, structured and fresh with medium plus alcohol of 13.5% abv, quite a lot going on texture with fine mid palate stuffing, need time to settle, might rate higher with time, best revisited in a year time, from 2013+ until 2018