eRobertParker.com #215 , Oct 2014. Reviewer : Neal Martin - Tasting a barrel sample of the 2014 Pinot Noir, Hannes outlined the challenges of that season. ?The last two weeks of November saw 260mm of rain and then 230mm in January and this dramatically affected the vegetal growth of the plant. Consequently the alcohol is lower at around 13.4 degrees.? It has an open and transparent nose that clearly does not possess the precocity of the 2013: tart red cherries, more sous-bois notes, tertiary instead of fruit-driven. The palate is more promising ? the tannins are quite svelte with lively strawberry and raspberry flavors, with a slight oatmeal note coming in towards the harmonious vintage. Hopefully the aromatics will gain more vigor by the time of bottling.