Country: New Zealand, Central Otago
Tasting Notes: A real intensity to the perfume of rose and violets, and a potpourri of spice. The palate dances and while it certainly has power and weight, it is light on its feet and feels effortless. Vibrant raspberry, hints of crushed herbs, silky, but with a continuous seam of polished sinew supplying the muscle that keeps it aloft. The frame reveals itself in the finish and hints that the wine will cellar for the long haul and reward such patience fully. But when it is this seductive, it’s hard to see much chance of a lot of it surviving that long!
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir