Wednesday, 13 April 2016

2013 Vintner´s Reserve Pinot Noir, Kendall-Jackson

This arrived as a tasting sample. Opened on one of the first real suuny days, indicating that spring is in the air!

2013 Vintner´s Reserve Pinot Noir, Kendall-Jackson
The nose is open and creamy with an unmistakable New World Pinot feeling and notes of sweet/sour raspberries with some bluberies thrown in the mix, smoke, rhubarb and some vanilla pods in the background. Really nice and salivating.
The taste is easy going yet displaying a fine structure, with notes of wild raspberries, warm herbs, chocolate and root vegetables. The initial feeling is that of a sweet, ripe wine but in the finish it firms up and the end is dry and fine. Good on its own and really good with food - a chicken fillet with pasta and a taragon sauce in this case.
89p   (tasted 2016/04)

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