Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Muratie George Paul Canitz Pinot Noir 2011 86 Points

Current release is definitely the best expression of Pinot released to date by Muratie, following somewhat uninspiring 2009 (79+ Points) and 2010 (80 Points), 2011 shows significant improvement in being truer to Pinot typicity with a tangy and fresh core, the alcohol is slightly down but nevertheless still high at 14% for Pinot and the color though there have been improvement, tends to still be slightly on the darker side for a light skin variety! They are on the right track with some fine tuning it will be one of the Stellenbosch Pinot to watch over the next 3 to 5 years
Seek it out as it is approachable now, yet have stamina for the next 10 years.

Alcohol: high | 14 %abv

Origin: Stellenbosch

Notes: dark cherries| strawberry jam| candied raspberry | olive | earthy

Ideal drinking occasions: winter time
Serve with: duck rillettes and crusty baguette

Drink: now until 2024+