2010 Hurley Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir

hurleygaramond1Understated Packaging here, including the braille imprint on the label and the printed Diam closure.  Other views on this wine hint that some breathing will be required – and the decant shows a pale garnet colour with pink at the rim.  A limpidness that only Pinot Noir can do.  This really does need airtime to drink now, or preferably some bottle age.  Its all going about its business very quietly at this point, with a just-lifted, spicy blackcurrant waft.  Front palate is orange peel at first, and all elegance after that.  I find a lot of white wine character about this – in terms of it being fresh and alive.   Bark and leaf savoury, spicy, just in the plum skin arena with a light touch of just ripe strawberries.  Plenty of persistent pinosity here, silky texture and acids, that both build presence in the glass.  This is very nicely balanced indeed, but really needs time to show its stuff.  Lovely. 92/100.



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