Thursday, 19 November 2015

Misha's Vineyard

Misha's Vineyard 'The High Note' Pinot Noir 2010 Bendigo Central Otago 
Complex, savoury, loaded with minerality, oak and intensity - a serious bouquet! Ripe, fresh red berry fruit aromas with a savoury cherry and plum suggestion; fine to moderate oak layer; overall alluring and inviting. On the palate - lots of tension and grip - youthful mild savoury notes and complex; fine to silky to firm tannins; medium+ acidity; flavours of red berried fruits reemerge. A complex and youthful wine that should be decanted for service or continue to cellar. Likely ideal drinking window 2017 - 2020
93 Points

Misha's Vineyard 'The High Note' Pinot Noir 2009 Bendigo Central Otago
A complete and sensual bouquet of soft plush light red fruits - a mix of red cherry and strawberry; a core of schist like mineral and soft florals add layers of depth and complexity - easily missed; finely tuned use of oak. On the palate - quite complex and very texture driven with fine chalky tannin and medium+ acidity leading to flavours of light red fruits and crushed rose; a very long and fine finish. Use the right glass for this wine please - a wine that is evolving and requires focus. Food optional.
94 Points

Misha's Vineyard 'Verismo' Pinot Noir 2011 Bendigo Central Otago
Fresh, lively, complex and youthful bouquet of ripe red berry fruits - quite concentrated; new and not so new oak with spice and gentle vanilla scents; a distinctive and haunting core, an echo of something - the vineyard, the moment, the vintage. On the palate - vibrant, tense, dry and complex and equally alluring as the bouquet; flavours of light red fruits, sweet rose and red apple skin; very fine yet concentrated tannins; plenty of acidity and loads of charm and elegance. The cadence then finish of this wine are delightful. 
Decant for service; will mature for 10 years or more. 
96 Points

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