The 2019 season overview
We managed to get all the pinot harvested in early March 2019 before the arrival of a heat wave which would otherwise have damaged the delicate pinot skins. We were therefore fortunate to harvest only the most pristine fruit. To our delight, the finished wines have presented as delicious in their youth but also promise exceptional rewards following patient cellaring.
Pinot noir L’ami sage 2019
L’ami sage has more palate intensity with enticing, darker red fruit aromas followed by the expected savoury, fleshy and earthy character. Always showing a bit more assertiveness on the palate with a tad more richness than Les Cinqyet exhibiting both subtlety and power. The fine, abundant tannin structure builds on the palate and there is generosity, together with a long complex and balanced fresh finish.
James Halliday Wine Companion Review Ratings [reproduced with permission]
Year: 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Pinot Noir L’ami sage: 94 94 94 96 93 96 94 94 93
Pinot Noir Les cinq: 96 96 93 97 96 95 95 95 95
Pinot Noir Adesso 95 93 96