This is a great wine but it throws me off the scent of Pinot Noir in some respects. It’s bloody, savoury, briary and squishy red berry fruited in bouquet. Pleasing to sniff on, the palate unfurls in lush-feeling waves of sweet, slippery fruit and finishes with a lick of clove-like spice and pulverised walnut-husk savouriness. There’s a lushness and freeness to the wine, away from the control of fine Pinot Noir, but firmly in the slot of a layered, lengthy, interesting and fine drinking red wine. 93 points, WineFront.
This is tight and dense Pinot Noir with lots of meat, truffle and berry character. Full body, chewy tannins yet bright and delicious. Dynamic Pinot from Casablanca. 92 points, jamessuckling.com (7/2015).
Bright crimson. Smells very ‘natural’ to me… has real energy and grip on the palate. Very lively. Bone dry and chock full of lively fruit. Distinctive... jancisrobinson.com (2/2015).
The top of the range in a cool year, the 2013 Montsecano is sourced from their biodynamically farmed vineyard; it is fermented in stainless steel and matured in egg-shaped cement vats where the wine was kept for about one year before bottling. All the wines here are bottled completely unoaked. It has aromas of sour cherries, raspberries, violets and something earthy, very perfumed and aromatic with character. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins… bottled in March 2014… should be quite long-lived. About 500 dozen produced. 93+ points, Luis Gutierrez.