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Cobaw Ridge Pinot Noir 2012

It’s a funny thing, drinking wine, liking wine and then the disparity between sensory evaluation and a clinical approach to things. Oh well. The marriage of everything I guess the ideal. Cobaw Ridge’s pinot noir wine from 2012 would likely get some flack for it’s light spritz on opening (dissipates) and its lack of contemporary obsession with tautness and structure, but the sheer drinkability, the pleasure, the ease of drinking, transcends. Vineyards tended without chemicals (certified biodynamic), winemaking without additions, pinot noir grapes. There were 55 dozen produced. Come to papa.

In a line-up of pinot noir the wine was notable for the briary, savoury, olive tapenade, amaro herb and earthy tinged dark fruit perfume, but it’s so very fragrant and good to approach. In the palate, gentle sweetness, light herbal tone, that light spritz that disappears, freshness of fruit and purity of fruit to the fore. Tannins are supple and acidity is fresh and integrated into the meat of the cooler notes of the wine. Flavours carry long, there’s a crispness to finish and it’s so very easy to drink in lightness and freshness of feel. Loose knit, yes, but there’s enough trim from the tannin to keep things in check. Lots of flavour and personality. So worth drinking. Fantastic, joyous, delicious.

Tasted : JAN14
Alcohol : 13.4%
Price : $75
Closure : Diam
Drink : 2013 - 2028
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