Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pepin Condé Elgin 2012 Pinot Noir (South Africa)

Pepin Condé Elgin 2012 Pinot Noir, $10.39-$24.99, 91 points, poured bright ruby toward blood red with a broad clear rim and light "tearing" (synonymous with legs, draping, or sheeting of wine on the glass wall).
Earth notes, a hint of clove, and a whiff of flowers were excellent aromas!
Medium weight with very good acidity and mild tannin carried rich strawberry, red cherry, and hints of pomegranate.
Finished quite long with a well integrated 14% alcohol, ginger, white pepper, mint, tobacco and eucalyptus notes.
I had no preconceived notions on this very lively and well balanced little gem, but as I see it, this one is looking to be the best QPR PN of my 2014 Thanksgiving Season!

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