Highlights: Westcott Pinot Noir 2019 Niagara, Canada

Niagara Pinot Noir has come a long way in a decade. I remember my first visit ten years ago, and things have progressed quite a bit since then. This is a good one from Westcott.

Westcott Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2019 Niagara Escarpment, Canada
12.5% alcohol. Nice aromatics with a hint of autumnal character: black cherries, spice, a touch of undergrowth. On the palate this is rich but focused with sweet black cherries and ripe plums, plus some spicy tannin and also some sour cherry, with a hint of sweet spicy acid on the finish. This has lovely balance and some complexity. On day two it’s even better, with really nice detail to the sweet black fruits, and a long tapering finish. 94/100

UK availability: Daniel Lambert Wines

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