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2014 Grasshopper Rock Pinot Noir

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Ahh Grasshopper! There's something a little kung fu about this excellent little Pinot Noir as it seduces the senses and sashays over the palate like a smooth tai chi move. It's a fuller-bodied, fruit bomb style that shows lots of cherries, dark plums, subtle earthiness and a smattering of dried thyme on the nose, whilst the palate is smooth and sultry, with a juicy core of cherry and berry fruits, a line of those dried herbs, fine tannins, and a long, dry finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Grasshopper Rock’s Earnscleugh vineyard is one of the world’s southern most vineyards. Established in 2003 and dedicated exclusively to a single vineyard Pinot Noir.

Medium purple with pink hues. Perfumed on the nose with violets, dried herbs, red fruit and mushroom. Sweet black and red cherry fruit on the palate with savoury notes of leather, spice and tobacco. A medium bodied, complex wine which is well structured with fine grained tannins and a long mineral finish.

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2014 Grasshopper Rock Pinot Noir

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Mike Bennie (2013 Vintage) says
Fragrant perfume of red berries, musk, warm spice and heady with earth and cloves. Welcoming perfume. Just-ripe red fruit flavours, refreshing and yet layered and quite intense, drags long with some savoury, earthy complexity, finishes brittle and clove-tinged. There’s a perky pinot noir here.
90
Michael Cooper (2011 Vintage) says
Bright, youthful ruby. Vibrantly fruity and supple, single-vineyard Alexandra red with fresh cherry and plum flavours in a graceful, moderately concentrated style finely poised. Well worth cellaring.
May/June 2013

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