2021 Plantagenet 'Normand' Pinot Noir
The aromas of rich spiced plums, sour cherry high notes, and underlying forest floor truffle nuance. The palate's vibrant fruit character fills the mid-palate with plush fruit weight and a complex savoury tone. The fine-grained tannins and nutty french oak are interwoven through these fruit flavours and carry through to a long, elegant finish.
A perfect match for gamey meats such as slow-roasted rabbit stew.
98 points + equal top in the category - "A big wine with dark plum-like fruit fragrances with dusty oak. The long, well-structured palate is intense with delicious red fruit flavours, sweet spices and racy acid." - WineState.com (Nov/Dec 2022)
94 points - "Fragrant and highly perfumed pinot noir which stacks up rather well. Has a violet and red confectionary character on the nose with a palate that is light bodied but structured. Chalky tannins and neatly introduced oak combine perfectly. A wine for the medium term." - Ray Jordan, WA Wine Guide 2023
94 points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
93 points - JamesSuckling.com (June 2022)
90 points - "Coffee oak frames the 2021 Normand Pinot Noir, giving it density and gravitas up front. The fruit is bright red, with redcurrants, cherry and allspice littered throughout. While the oak is prominent, it certainly matches the fruit profile and plays out nicely through the fresh finish. One of the better Normands." - Erin Larkin, Wine Advocate (June 2022)