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Earth Smoke Pinot Noir - 2011

Pyramid Valley

4.00 / 5.0

Type
red still, dry
Region
North Canterbury, New Zealand
Vintage
2011
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Alcohol
14
Sugar
unknown
Price
1690 UAH, 1472 UAH
Cellar
not available
Pyramid Valley Earth Smoke Pinot Noir 2011

Ratings

4.00 / 5.0750 ml@Lucky Restaurant · Wine geeks club: Pinot Noir

I tasted it blind, and knowing it was a Pinot Noir, I quickly guessed the wine and vintage. It's complex and not easy to enjoy. Besides, it's over the peak already. Wet earth, wormwood, tobacco, pickles, mushrooms, and spices. You see, there is no room for fruits anymore. It's high in alcohol, salty and ripe. The aftertaste is long, but wormwood plays a dangerous game here, adding some bitterness and complex flavours. Not for everyone. Somehow, I enjoyed (maybe I was already drunk).

Wine #7 on Wine geeks club: Pinot Noir event.

4.00 / 5.0750 ml

Murky and pale garnet colour. Sophisticated bouquet with pickles, wild strawberries, wet earth, tobacco and spices. Palate is ripe, fruit-forward and powerful, with nice pickles and wet forest floor touch. Value is questionable, but it's definitely interesting experience. I like how Pyramid Valley plays with low intervention producing border wines.