Vinous | Rating: 93One of the most complete wines in the range, the 2013 Pinot Noir Estate Block 8 possesses gorgeous depth and overall structure. Sweet red cherry, plum, mint, rose petal and spice notes are all pushed forward. After an initial blast of intensity, the Block 8 shuts down quickly in the glass, which is probably a good thing for its potential longevity. Readers will have to be patient, as the Block 8 needs at least a few years in bottle. The wait should be worth it; there is plenty to like.Drink Dates: 2018 - 2025Author: Antonio GalloniIssue: Feb 2016
Self | Rating: 90Drink Dates: 2018-2025Author: Scott I
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 46 bottles owned
- 9 collectors
- Average collector rating: 90
(Out of 9 collectors)