Late Night Pinots at Kel's (Kelvin and Joyce's Place, Bishan): This was quite lovely. While the Mount Mary Pinot that preceded it may have had pretensions towards Burgundian elegance, this was still a world away. There was no mistaking its origins - it had an earthy, funky, soil and undergrowth driven nose, yet somehow still showing pure red fruited tones of cherry and strawberry, spice and green bramble, with a kiss of sweet oak and flowers at the very fringes of the bouquet. A very open, very inviting nose. Lovely palate too. It had generosity and richness that quite belied the vintage, showing ripe, sappy, weighty flavours of cherry and red berries with a touch of cola on the attack. Such a lovely yummy feel - very juicy, very round, almost like biting into a fresh fruit. It was only in the finish were the 1995 character started showing, with a thin layer of fine, powdery tannins that pulled the wine in long, slightly grippy finish with dark fruit riding on a bed of earth. Really nice, and just about starting to drink well I would think.
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