2017 Alazan Pinot Noir

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Alazan is our top Pinot Noir and a sommelier favorite for its sophistication and depth. Named after Peter Kingston’s burgundy-colored horse in the 1950’s, Alazan is a limited, reserve bottling made from a few special cuarteles in the Kingston vineyard.

Alazan 2017 is significantly more serious than the Tobiano. Deeper fruit, more density on the palate. And the fruit is somewhat different in character, more dark. There’s a lovely cool sweetness on the mid palate. Yet the wine is lively, and very light on its feet. It should age beautifully, something that I was hesitant to say about our earlier vintages of Pinot Noir. Read more in Byron's tasting notes ››

Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Casablanca Valley
Alcohol %
**(93 points)** The more expensive and ambitious of Kingston's two Pinot Noirs is worth the extra money. Fifty per cent whole bunches and a combination of concrete eggs, foudres and new wood create a frame for this intense, aromatic, savoury wine that finishes with a spicy flourish. -*Tim Atkin* **(92 points)** A firm and silky pinot with dried strawberries and hints of blue fruits. Medium body. Lovely tension and focus to this young pinot. -*James Suckling* **(92 points)**. -*Descorchados* **(Around 9)** Light to medium garnet in color, this wine smells of a big of struck match and berries. In the mouth cranberry and raspberry fruit mixes with briary green herbs and a nice earthy undertone. Faint gauzy tannins increase their grip as the wine finishes bright and juicy. Excellent acidity and length. - *Vinography*
2017 Alazan Pinot Noir