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2010 Brittan Pinot Noir Basalt Block

  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WA93

Reviews

WA93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
Tart blackberry and black raspberry are prominent in Brittan's 2010 Pinot Noir Basalt Block along with notes of cardamom and fruit pit piquancy not to mention mineral dimensions suggestive of salt and crushed stone... Tart blackberry and black raspberry are prominent in Brittan's 2010 Pinot Noir Basalt Block along with notes of cardamom and fruit pit piquancy not to mention mineral dimensions suggestive of salt and crushed stone that set up a somehow crystalline shimmering interaction with vividly fresh fruit such as I would normally only expect from a great white wine. Weighing-in at little more than 13% finished alcohol; this exhibits an uncanny sense of levity. The tannins are evident but ultra-fine making for a handsome leanness of texture. This finishes with an unforgettably vibrant sappy and protracted persistence of the aforementioned fruit and intriguing if ineffable mineral elements. Since the first significant crop from the vines Brittan planted here was in 2008 it's far too early to do more than speculate as to this wine's aging potential but I shall speculate nonetheless that it will be worth following for at least a decade.