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Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Lucy Margaux Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2010

Polarising wines these. Good aromatics initially present themselves - richly scented red berries, Cherry and some stalky aromas. Entry doesn't deliver what one expects from the nose: it's lighter, earthen and a touch nutty - some might say like its maker.

My personal preference would have been for there to have been a touch of primary fruit present, which for me the body was lacking. That said, the finish was persistent, driven by some good acid.

Source: Retail, The Wine Emporium
Closure: Diam
Price: $40
Alcohol: 13.8% 

1 comment:

  1. Stu,

    I had a bottle of this with a good mate a month or so ago, and although I didn't scribble anything down, your note fits my memories of the wine almost perfectly :) Honestly, I didn't feel it was a big enough step up from the Domaine Lucci to warrant the $15 price increase (my mate's opinion differed).

    The main question I ask, is, as a 1 year old pinot noir (which retails for $45), how is it going to be in 5+ years? Personally, it's not a risk I'd be willing to take, but sheer curiosity just might get the better of me....

    Polarising indeed :)

    Chris P