Gibbston Valley Reserve Pinot Noir 14.5%, 750ml
Visually the 2008 Reserve is a bright Pinot Noir red color with a good youthful hue. It has a strikingly floral nose, with ripe plum and cinnamon undertones. A beautiful Pinot impression is created that beguiles, and eschews the obvious. On the palate, the majesty of the wine unfolds.
Sublimely silky and initially expansive, a tryst of minerality and tannin work and fuse in with the fruit. A great impression of dimension is created from something that at the same time conjures sensations of lightness and delicacy. Very fine and long.