This wine has a fairly youthful appearance in the glass, medium ruby with no bricking. The nose is youthful and somewhat modern with a focus on the fruit and some oak showing nutty oak, plum, dark cherry, sawdust, violet and sassafras. The palate comes across as fairly tight, unyielding, and young. This doesn’t really come across as burgundy to me, and isn’t exactly the style of Pinot I pursue, feeling somewhat too young for it’s 20 years of age with fairly bombastic fruit and some oak that is not totally integrated. Of course if I get the chance to try this again with further age I could be proven wrong and enjoy it more but for now I will withhold a rating.
Wine Canuck, cellartracker.com, June 2021