FRANCIS TANNAHILL - Pinot Noir "The Hermit"

Wine Region:
Dundee Hills, Oregon

Grape Variety:
100% Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes:
The 2011 Francis Tannahill The Hermit Pinot Noir possesses a vibrant Burgundy colour from rim to centre. When first opened, bright primary aromatics of bing cherries, cinnamon, cassis, spice, raspberries, wild strawberries, minerals and clean earth, leap from the glass. Over time, the wine opens and becomes deep with aromas of fresh tobacco, sandalwood, red currants and blackberries. On the palate, the attack is succulent with the classic structure of the 2011 vintage. Juicy red fruit flavours, spice and structure from a balance between acid and tannin are all gracefully proportioned, subtle and truly elegant. The structure of the wine continues through the mid-palate and builds to a beautiful finish with flavours of deep red fruits and minerals that go on and on. This wine is a pure classical example of Oregon Pinot Noir from a classic vintage. Although the Hermit is slowly beginning to drink well now, it has the focus, balance and intensity to age and become more complex over the next 20 years.

92 Points Wine Advocate

Category: USA - Oregon

Type: Red Wine