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  • Cristom Pinot Noir Louise Vineyard Oregon 2013

    Cristom Pinot Noir Louise Vineyard Oregon 2013

    Elite-pinot fra Oregon, der får Bourgogne til at skælve i glasset! 94 point fra Parker til 2012 - vi har stadig få flasker tilbage af den mindst lige så vellykkede 2011 (ikke ratet).

    94 point Parker til 2012:

    The 2012 Pinot Noir Louise Vineyard, which is often the first and last fruit to be harvested because part of the vines lack sunshine late in the afternoon. It has a well-defined and very natural bouquet with ebullient red berry fruit intermixed with rose petals and cedar. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, wonderful focus and superb tension right to the finish. This feels a little more compact and backward than Cristom's other 2012, but there is clearly breeding and sophistication here.

    I have been enjoying the wines from Cristom for a number of years, being one of the best-known Oregon producers on this side of the Atlantic. Founded by Paul Gerrie, Steve Doerner and Mark Feltz in 1992, they have fashioned some of the region's finest wines, so my expectations were high when I knocked on their door. "It was a very strong vintage," explained Dorner, before commencing a tasting through their recent releases. "I've never been one to overpromote a vintage and I was less exuberant about it. But you cannot complain when everything lines up. This grey hair does not come from this vintage! The fruit is on the ripe side of perfect...but winemakers are never satisfied. We started the harvest in the last week of September and because of the change in elevation [between vineyard sites] it is often spread out over three or four weeks. Because of the whole-cluster use, I had to do a little acidification. I am not too concerned about full lignification of stems and I usually aim to use around 50% whole-cluster."

    I found the whites "capable," but to be honest it is Pinot Noir where Cristom really excels. Yes, the Mount Jefferson Pinot Noir is what you might describe as "decent juice" at thirty dollars, though personally I would trade up to the Sommers Reserve that serves as a desirable combination of Old and New World Pinot–"classic" but not shortchanging you on fruit intensity. But where it gets really exciting is courtesy of their Marjorie and Louise Vineyard Pinot Noirs–two of the best examples of the vintage that I came across. I speculate whether the former attests to the quality of fruit from vines planted on their own roots? Whatever the case, it is a wine so good that you silently pray that the dreaded phylloxera louse has a change of heart and attacks another species of plant instead of vitis vinifera.

    Pris: 579,95

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