Pinot Noir cru selection 2014/15 – James Suckling 93 points
Marjan Simčič – Collio – Italy, Brda – Slovenia (13% vol) Grape Varieties 100% Pinot Noir
Multi award-winning winemaker Marjan Simcic has helped to bring the wines of Slovenia to a new, fine-wine audience. Pinot Noir is all about red fruits, and this is a fantastic Pinot Noir! It is aged 29 months in barriques, which gives complexity to the nose. Transparent, ruby red colour, approaching a brick-like hue. The bouquet is of cherry liqueur, excellent cask and orange peel. It has the taste of very ripe fruit, especially cherries; a fresh and lovely tartness; pleasantly balanced taste of cask, and a moment later, of peppermint. You are left with a delightfully long aftertaste of cherries.