Sunday, November 14, 2010 - Under screwcap, so it took several minutes for the fizz to go away. Fruit-driven nose with dark cherries, plums and pomegranate. Definitely in the darker end of the spectrum for a central otago pinot. There is more than just a fruit bomb here; some nice earthy notes, and developing secondary character. The oak is probably rather toasted but this adds to the complexity of the wine.
On palate, lovely rich fruit with great silkyness. It has more than just a sappy and rich front palate which is usually the case with central Otago pinot noir. There are some good tannins here and some spices and dried herbs. A very well balanced wine.