Norman Hardie County Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2012 Wine 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
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Product #: 125310
SAQ Product #: 11638499

Price: $35.00
Alcohol: 11.5%
Drink: 2013-2017
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Norman Hardie
Agent: Hardie Wines
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Natalie's Score: 91/100

Vibrant tart cherries on the nose with lively acidity on the palate for a wide range of dishes from planked salmon to roast chicken. One of the best pinots in Prince Edward County. Beautiful silk texture and medium body.

Pinot Noir food pairings: herbed roast beef, planked salmon, pizza, fritatta.

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This was reviewed September 13, 2013 by

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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!
Another very fine expression of the County from Pinot maestro Norm Hardie. Opens with alluring notions of beetroot, red roses, red cherry and raspberry that echo in bright, juicy and lively fashion on the palate. Tons of attractive red fruit here. Most impressive, though, is this wine’s understated elegance. Look for this wine to show well over 5+ years. A good choice tonight. Source: Vintages Wine Panel, Feb. 2013

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