“TN: Peevish pinot: Loring 2004 Pinot Noir Brosseau (Chalone) – Red-black fruit, soupy and searingly alcoholic. More like a harsh, grappa-infused berry liqueur than wine, and not a particularly balanced one as well. The next day, however, the alcohol has calmed down somewhat…perhaps a nice sweet rum rather than grappa…which makes it a little less painful to drink. But it’s still profoundly imbalanced. (12/06)”
My tasting notes on big bruiser pinot noir I always felt were lacking the right descriptors, but thanks to Thor Iverson at oenoLogic, I finally know how to describe them!