J.K. Carriere Provocateur Pinot Noir 2017
There’s a touch of game typical of J.K. Carriere Pinots that adds an extra dimension of intrigue. “Provocateur” is French for “troublemaker.” J.K. Carriere’s Provocateur Pinot noir shows Jim Prosser’s troublemaker style. Dark and meaty, ready to drink, this is great value Pinot.
Boisterous and balanced. Medium ruby red is its color. Cinnamon, Bing cherry, and freshly sharpened pencil waft from the surface. On the palate it mounts an attack that can only be described as a longed-for-ambush. What? Yeah, it’s a surprisingly bombastic mouthful of freshly ripened red fruit: raspberry, currant, strawberry, red plum and cherry. Fresh, vibrant, intense and gulpable are words that come close. There’s a whole lot of background sophistication, absolutely no stupidity and forever drinkability here. Go long Jimmy.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Intense, spicy aromas of cinnamon and cardamom dress ripe and fresh blueberries and cherries. The palate is succulent yet mellow and the fresh berries are really approachable now. Drink now. Screw cap.
Refined and tightly focused, with an expressive beam of cherry, savory spice and black tea flavors that finish with fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2027.