Thursday, April 14, 2011
2009 Viña Casablanca Nimbus Estate Pinot Noir
The 2009 Nimbus Estate Pinot Noir is dark ruby in color and displays aromas of brambly raspberry jam, vanilla, oak, anise, and hints of sage.
On the palate this wine is boldly extracted and has a rich and powerful body. Ripe black fruits take central stage displaying flavors reminiscent of blackberry, black currant, graphite, licorice, spice, and cedar. The finish is very long and literally tattoo's the palate with a huge dose of black currant, licorice, and some big dry tannins.
This wine is a meaty Pinot Noir and one that a typical Cab drinker would go gagga for. It's made in a style that is very dense and extracted, but at the same time the wine maintains impeccable balance. Great stuff - 90+ points
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