Tolpuddle Pinot Noir 2022
Perhaps one of the most generously aromatic vintages is the 2022 incarnation of Tolpuddle. Boysenberry, black cherry and red figs with a plethora of ground spices and earthernware. Nutmeg, cumin and cassia bark then opens up to terracotta, moulding clay and quartz. A touch of Hibiscus and dried thyme and kalamata olives. The wine settles into its silty tannins and poignant acidity. There is a real sense of restraint to the oak with natural grape tannins shining through. It’s got everything for the long haul and the coolness of vintage shows in its fine lines and length. Drinking well now and will cellar for up to 8 years. Serve with chestnut and mushroom risotto.