Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Wadenswil Clone 2012
The wine has seriously concentrated red and dark red fruit that is dense and textured, but that stays lifted and lithe thanks to the acidity. Fine tannins are suffused through the wine as a perfect complement to all the fruit, creating balance. Like many of the top 2012 pinots, this certainly has scads of charm for current drinking, but is nowhere near maturity. It's going to take another year or three to unwind the formidable concentration, and some years past that to approach maturity. Decant this now, or hold for 1-5 more years.
This wine received a Vinous 93 Points, with these notes: "Brilliant red. Potent mineral-tinged aromas of black raspberry, cherry-cola and smoky Indian spices, with a hint of lavender in the background. Concentrated yet lithe on the palate, offering intense dark berry compote and bitter cherry flavors that slowly become sweeter with aeration. Chewy tannins come on late, adding grip to the very long, penetrating, fruit-driven finish.