Norman Hardie County Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2017

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  125310

A typically light and delicate, silky, beautifully transparent County pinot here from Hardie, from a vintage that is proving to be far better than first expected, after a challenging season. But tough vintages highlight the both the top vineyards and the most competent winemakers, evident in this detailed and finely crafted example. I love the light cranberry and red cherry fruit, pure and refined, the light cinnamon/old oak influence, and the sapid acids and fine length. Delicate and refined all around, enjoyable now, but ultra-stable - two weeks in an opened bottle have barely affected the wine, so cellaring into the mid-late twenties should be risk-free. Score - 92. (John Szabo, MS,, Aug. 23, 2019)