This inexpensive Pinot Noir from Elk Cove has a very generous nose of red fruit, ripe strawberry, plums and spice. Med+ to intense crimson colour, the 14.2% alc isn’t very obvious as the abundant acidity provides the perfect cover. The early profile is rich, loads of ripe strawberry fruit, earthy undertones. Long finish. This goes very nicely with Peking duck (as long as you don’t go nuts on the sweet plum sauce). Drink now – 2019. 91.
The entry level PN for Elk Cove, there is plenty of this wine to be had. Vine age ranges from 3 – 36 years, cropped at 2.5 tonnes/acre. Fermented in open top steel fermenters, matured for 10 months in French oak. Current vintage: 2012.