Community Review

Norman Hardie County Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2012

Norman Hardie County Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2012
Norman Hardie County Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2012
V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada

Community Score: 4.6/5
Community Reviews: 2
 
Price: $35.00
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Alcohol: 11.5%
 
Drink: 2013-2017
Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Norman Hardie

Heather Wall CS; WSET Certified rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Magnificent expression again of County pinot. Had the pleasure of tasting this newly released Pinot Noir from Norman Hardie at the winery this past weekend during Wassail*.
From the first sniff comes the earthiness and cherry. Second nose has floral, more cherry, cranberry, dried herbs and vanilla.
The palate loves the silkiness of the wine. The tannins are there but the fruit and County minerality balance them beautifully. The wine is drinking nicely right now but definitely has aging potential. It will be interesting to taste in 1 year and then 3 years. Even 5 years!
I paired the wine with the beef stew the winery cooked up in the tasting room. Perfect. Great pizza wine too. Or Just sip and savour...

*Wassail - Old English tradition of wishing good health and end of harvest by raising a glass of cider. PEC celebrates end of grape harvest and burying/protecting vines from harsh winter ahead. And raising a glass of wine. Happy Wassailing!
 

  


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