Le Cadeau Pinot Noir Merci Reserve 2015 -- Vinous 94 Points!
Regular price $86.00
Reserve Club Selection
Vinous 94 Points
143 Cases Made
The Merci Reserve is the redder, juicier counterpoint to the Trajet bottling, and was made by Jiim Sanders. It shows off dark red fruit flavors with brighter red highlights, a layered middle full of complecting minerals, barrel notes and spice, and a long, juicy finish that goes on and on. This is more of a pure fruit play, with only light and integrated tannins, but the density and complexity through the mid-palate is impressive indeed. Nothing stands in the way of drinking this now, and it's intense enough for cellaring, should you choose.
This wine recieved a Vinous 94 Points, with these notes: "Vivid ruby-red. A highly fragrant bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, potpourri and vanilla, and a smoky mineral nuance builds in the glass. Sappy and penetrating in the mouth, offering appealingly sweet boysenberry, black raspberry and rose pastille flavors accented by five-spice powder and mocha flourishes. A rich but surprisingly graceful Pinot Noir that shows excellent finishing power, resonating florality and well-knit tannins. -- Josh Raynolds."