Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2009 Oldfield Series Pinot Noir - 88pts
Availability: Direct from winery here
Production: 440 cases
Date Tasted: August 2nd, 2013
Tasting Notes: One could never deny this Pinot's intensity. The nose spills from the glass with matured aromas of ripe cherry, cooked raspberry, vanilla bean and warm earth notes. The dry palate is equally intense and nearly full-bodied with a whopping 14.7% alcohol and concentrated, red fruit flavours framed by fine, mellowed tannins and mouth watering wild berry acidity.
Showing some brick colour now four years on from the dry and hot harvest of 2009 whose numerous heat units are responsible for the intensity of this Pinot produced on the edge of Canada's only true desert. Certainly ready to drink now and should last another 3-4 years with careful cellaring. Drink now-2016.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2013 IconWines.ca