Medium intense colour here, ruby-red approaching a certain maturity on the rim. Very fine nose. Intense, but balanced. This one is displaying a rather red fruity character, like ripe Pinot Noir, showing off raspberry, red cherry. There is a hint of oak, finely toasted, layers of vanilla and dried spices. And also a very floral component. Quite elegant, yet ripe. Very nice palate. Juicy red fruit there. In terms of extract, it has a quite good grip, but the tannins are approaching maturity, integration I would say, so quite grainy yet giving a good lift on the palate. Excellent freshness, well-integrated oak, then there is a ton of sweet red fruit. So good grip, quite full-bodied, for a Pinot Noir I would say. Good weight, also long and persistent. Really fine example, still quite youthful, I would say in total. I would happily drink it but with this structure it is certainly a wine that will continue to develop complexity. I would put it back for two to four years and then it should develop for ten to fifteen years. So a really nice result.
Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.