Neudorf Tom’s Block Pinot Noir 2014
Elegant. Stylish. Not overburdened with sweet fruit or with strong tannins. Quite simply a wine which is enticing, pleasing and flows with grace. The nose is a fascinating balance between typical Pinot fruit notes (cherry, plum) and typical Pinot savory notes (degraded vegetation, autumn forest). These are melded perfectly resulting in a melange of subtle but confident aromas. On the palate the wine is serious but not overwrought. The refreshing mineral notes are in play with the chocolate and cherry. Tannin structure is elegant and fine. The oak handling and fruit ripeness are harmonious and the overall concept of the wine is well bred approachability. I think that means we think the wine is eminently drinkable. While this can sometimes sound like “underselling” we believe it is the most attractive aspect of a wine. One of which we are proud.
"A complete and generous Pinot Noir bouquet. On the palate - crisp, youthful, fruity, firm and dry; flavors of ripe cherry and cranberry with layers of oak spice, medium tannins and plenty of acidity. 91 Points" Cameron Douglas MS, New Zealand; . "Deep red color with a touch of purple in the rim. The bouquet is subdued and earth-bound, with subtle dark cherry notes; the wine is rich, fleshy and soft, fresh and smooth textured, with a prominent toasty barrel note on the back-palate. Very good wine. 92/100" Huon Hooke, Australia; . "Spicy, clove-meets-tobacco wood scents meshed to dark cherry and red plum fruit character opens the wine. A Pinot Noir of depth, fleshy fruitiness and yet bones of structure from fine tannin and a wash of glassy acidity. 92+/100" Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, Australia
Vintage notes: Will be remembered as an atypical growing season. Difficult to interpret, but provided wines physiologically ripe at lower sugars and moderate acidity. They will be remembered as wines of elegance, rather svelte in stature, and approachable.
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