A deep, meaty nose of dark fruit, complexing hints of humus and dark rose. The palate is surprisingly more opulent than the colour might suggest. A rich entry of wild bramble that leads to an enticing chalkiness. Riding along the bottom of the palate is a seam of impressive richness: chocolate; mocha; dense with a chewy, herbal complexity. Sophisticated, sensual and unmistakably Block 3.
The 2016 Block 3 Pinot Noir has more intensity and guts than the 2015, presenting an enticing mélange of red and black fruit laced with Earl Grey, bergamot and a touch of smoke. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, real tension and drive and a sense of energy on the finish that leaves the mouth crying out for more. It sits comfortably between Old and New World in style and it will age effortlessly over the next 15 years or so.
95 points, Neal Martin, Vinous
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