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(2013) Fine, rounded berry fruit, with gentle oak, truffle and light smokiness, the palate showing a nice fruit balanced by leafy and vegetal notes that are quite Burgundian, with a dry cranberry finish and really nice balance showing light spice, good acidity and a savoury finish.
(2013) The blend here is 60% Sangiovese,30% Nebbiolo, 10% Barbera. Ripe but also has a nice tang of tomato leaf giving a little welcome and bright edge to the fruit. Some creaminess, cherry and a bit of elegant cherry fruit with hints of tobacco and spice, nothing overtly oaky. The palate has a flood of sweet fruit: real juicy berries and fat red cherries, then a chocolaty infill from the oak is lovely, giving this a broad and full appeal, but the juice and freshness of the Italian grapes does freshen the finish nicely.
(2002) Delightfully sweet, mint-humbuggy nose with little charcoal notes, toast and a density of berry fruit. The palate has lots of ripeness, with a glossy red cherry and raspberry quality, and plenty of power and flesh. There is finesse too, and fine balance. Better in a couple of years.
(2002) Charcoally quality at first, with nicely judged oak giving spice to leafy, truffly fruit. The palate is a touch lean perhaps, but the fruit is good and the finish is filled-out by sweet oak.
(2002) Octogenarian Arthur Pillman's Pinot needs no excuses: beautifully balanced and elegant, it has a svelte black fruit and gently tobacco-like quality on the nose, leading to a medium-weight palate of ripe, elegant fruit and a welcome truffly complexity. Gentle but ripe tannins and good acidity extend the finish.
(2002) Charcoally quality at first, with nicely judged oak giving spice to leafy, truffly fruit. The palate is a touch lean perhaps, but the fruit is good and the finish is filled-out by sweet oak.
(2000) The last time I tasted this was a barrel sample, with the winemaker. Now, 9 months later and bottled it has a fine, pale, ruby/crimson colour and a nose suffused with soft strawberry fruit beneath a blanket of toasty, charry oak. There's a real ripeness of fruit on the palate without being at all jammy, and there are layers of toasted and earthy flavours too. Very nicely balanced, perhaps one best drunk whilst young and fresh.
(1998) Lightly perfumed nose with toasty oak and rather weak fruit character. Palate is medium bodied and chewy, with moderate tannins and acidity but not enough fruit or substance. Rather disappointing compared to their Chardonnay.
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