Ngeringa, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills, Australia, 2012
I went to Adelaide once. It was a bit dull. What is not dull is Ngeringa’s 2012 Pinot Noir. Ngeringa sits on the far eastern side of the Adelaide hills region, nestled in a non-official sub-region called Mount Barker.
Robe: Lots of color by pinot noir standards: bright red blush. Airs of blood in water.
Nez: Fantastic, powerful nose. Deep, wet, lascivious scents of earthy, mossy, vegetable notes.
Bouche: Velvety and so-damn-long. Bold flavors leap out of the glass. Great structure, the wine is perfectly balanced and even achieves a slight chewiness.
Impressions of Adelaide redefined. A magnificent wine 93/94. You can pick it up at Mig’s wines here in Brussels.