Kukkula Wines

August 1, 2014

2012 noir - 92 pts from The Wine Advocate

My favorite in the line­up, the 2012 Noir is a smok­ing blend of 89% Syrah and 11% Counoise that was 16 months in 50% new and 50% 1‑year-old French oak bar­rels. Medi­um to full-bod­ied, ele­gant and pol­ished on the palate, with a sup­ple, round­ed tex­ture and pol­ished tan­nin, it gives up beau­ti­ful notes of choco­laty dark fruits, black olive, pep­per and hints of licorice on the nose. As with all of Kev­in’s wines, this has sol­id rich­ness and tex­ture, yet it stays bal­anced, live­ly and very drink­able. It should con­tin­ue to impress for anoth­er 4 – 5 years.

Jeb Dun­nuck, The Wine Advocate

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