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2021 Pinot Noir Block 5


Vinous.com Rebecca Gibb MW January 2023 97 Points

The 2021 Pinot Noir Block 5 oozes class with its coating of rich fruit that sways its way across the palate. It’s not a robust style, but there’s masses of fine Pinot tannins that quietly melt around your cheeks. It’s rather easy to like in youth, which is surprising. It doesn’t even seem to take a breath and relax. And yet, it’s all here for the long term with it’s great length, quiet structure and complex fragrances that fill the mouth.

Decanter Anne Krebiehl MW January 2023 97 Points

Crushed berry, Ceylon tea leaves and white pepper make for a brooding and alluring nose. The palate takes up this aromatic theme, enabled by a very fine, clear streak of bright acidity. A frame of graceful, firm tannin lends structure to this elegant wine. Really poised, long and aromatic. Matured in just 25% of new French oak for 16 months.

JAMESSUCKLING.COM James Suckling December 2023 97 Points

The brightness and clarity of fruit is something else with hibiscus, ripe strawberries, raspberries, and slate follow through to a full body, with a tight and structured intensity at the finish. Solid tannins give it a tightness at the end. Needs four or five years to open.