Pinot Noir (Oregon) 1992 Domaine Drouhin
8/95. Another bottle from the stash Bruce was kind enough to send me.
COLOR: A bit darker than normal (B), though not the most clear of appearances.
NOSE: Nice forward fruit, some of the typical PN nose, but very different than
the famous 'Bourgogne nose'. Nevertheless, charming and pleasant bouquet.
TASTE: Distinctive 'sweetish' attack, should not to be confused with the
plumpish sweetness some great and mature (B) wines develop. This is a young
and vibrant wine. I am not sure I like young sweet red wines < g >. A bit hollow
middle palate, and some odd harsh touches in the finish.
LENGTH: Medium short aftertaste that is better as soon as the odd bitter
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Medium body and strength. Though very fruity both on the
nose and the palate, the wine could have used a bit more acidity for punch.
Some tannins are still felt and may contribute to the harsh feel at the
finish. Cannot say this is a very well-balanced wine.
OVERALL: A good wine no doubt, but less appealing (to our palate) than the
1989 we had about a month ago. Perhaps it is just too young.
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