Expressive Pinot aromas leap from the glass once again showing the extravagant, almost exotic nature of this wine. Dark cherry and a hint of plum meld seamlessly with spice and sap notes. The palate has both ripe and earthy edges with juicy acidity delivering brightness and freshness. There's a wonderful poise to the wine where the sense of structure and tannic grip perfectly frame the complex fruit and savoury characters.
"Lean, delicate raspberry nose with alluring purity of fruit allied to a light herbaceous tone. Plenty of body and mid-palate richness for a relatively slender wine." The best Pinot Noirs in the world (outside Burgundy), Decanter Magazine, April 2016
"Quite a tarry, meaty and savory edge to this nose, really bold and assertive; it is nicely wound together and has bright red cherry and pink grapefruit aromas as well as a smoky, flinty note. The palate's supple, bright, lithe and fresh with red and dark cherry fruit flavor, red plums too. Plenty of acid crunch, clear whole bunch influence on both palate and nose, and web-like, deep, fine tannins; detailed, light and shade." 96 points, James Suckling
"Mid to pale cherry red. Spicy, peppery, attention-grabbing nose. Real integrity. Great savour. Dry finish after the purest of Pinot palates. Great stuff! So sleek and refreshing. Beginning, middle and end. Great violets and freshness on the finish. Fabuloso." 18/20, Jancis Robinson
Tolpuddle Pinot Noir