Domaine Nico 2017 Pinot Noir Le Paradis 750ml
The nose of the 2017 Le Paradis Pinot Noir has a flinty/reductive personality, and it took some time to open up. There were many changes implemented between 2016 (the first vintage) and this 2017, one of them was the picking date, which, in the warmer year like 2017, was crucial. The palate reveals great minerality, a chalky texture and a long finish. This is more about the soil and the place than the grape. This comes from 1.1 hectares in the highest plot they have in Gualtallary, in a place that is very cold.
Score: 94 points -- Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate, 2019