Wine Advocate | Rating: 95The 2015 Pinot Noir Porcupine Hill Bearwallow Vineyard is a particular success in this vintage, opening in the glass with a lovely bouquet of black cherries and raspberries, rich spices, coniferous forest floor and subtle notions of cola. On the palate, it's full-bodied, lavish and beautifully complete, with a generous core of fruit that's framed by velvety tannins and underpinned by bright acids. Seamless and superbly delineated, I suspect this is Rhys' best Porcupine Hill release to date, and it's well worth seeking out. It also happens to be one of the few cuvées that were produced in reasonable quantities this year.Drink Dates: 2022 - 2038Author: William KelleyIssue: Interim End of May 2018
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