A better vintage for Pinot than Chardonnay, with the dry vintage just concentrating the wines.
This is all sappy raspberry, with raspberry and confit red with a hint of warm year caramel. The palate is big, but not ugly, the largesse of flavour helping propel the quality here, even if it’s heavier than some vintages. Perhaps a bit drying on the finish, but no doubting the class of this.
Will improve with another year in bottle. Best drinking: 2016-2020. 17.7/20, 92/100. 13.8%, $42. Would I buy it? I’d share a bottle.
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