Blackwood Lane 2009 Pinot Noir - 91-92pts

Blackwood Lane 2009 Pinot Noir (Langley) Fraser Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from the winery
Cost: $44
Alcohol: 13%
Date Tasted: March 19th, 2011

Tasting Notes: Possibly, the quintessential BC Pinot Noir as it requires no "Burgundy-esk" or "Central Otago-like" descriptor. This Pinot is pure BC... and that's a major compliment. An exceptionally well balanced, fruit forward, intense wine that shines on the sensual nose with ripe cherry, raspberry jam, cherry-cola and toasted oak aromas. The dry palate will fool you into thinking it slightly off-dry with its concentrated red berry flavours which show early, only to be complimented by rich savoury oak and spice notes.

Do this wine proud and serve it in a proper Pinot Noir glass to get the full effect of the sophisticated nose and palate - a refinement aided by new French oak and free-run juice. It's drinking beautifully now, so why wait? However, this Pinot does have the specs to age well and improve. Drink 2011-2015.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011

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