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2021 Pinot Noir MacMuir

Decanter Anne Krebiehl MW January 2023 95 Points

Bright cherry juiciness on the nose comes with notes of crushed red and black berries, followed by toast and pepper. The palate redoubles on this spiciness and comes with firm but fine tannins that makes this come across as muscular and bold. This needs bottle age. The first release of this vineyard and the wine spent 13 months in French oak of which a quarter was new.

The Real Review Bob Campbell MW August 2021 96/100 Intense wine with a complex mix of fruit, floral and savoury flavours including violet, dark cherry, chocolate/mocha. Richly-textured, with a backbone of sweet, ripe tannins that linger long after the wine has been swallowed. High alcohol (14.5%) but the wine can certainly handle it. Collectors and investors note: this is the first release of a new label.

The Wine Front Gary Walsh August 2022 94 Points I think the first release of a wine from this vineyard.

Darker fruit than Bannockburn, more into ripe cherry, some spice and thyme, roses. A more firm and stony texture here, a smattering of amaro, dark chocolate, and a silty tannin finish of good length. More intensity, maybe less charm and drinking appeal early on than the other Pinots from 2021, though an excellent and powerful expression of Pinot Noir. It seems to be a wine that needs a little time to unfurl.