In a nutshell:
One of New Zealand's most highly regarded Otago Pinot Noirs.
This hails from along the Felton Road in the famous sub-region of Bannockburn, near Queenstown in Central Otago, which now regarded as one of the best places in the New World to grow Pinot Noir. After fermentation it was racked off in to oak barrels where it stayed for 12 months on its lees undergoing malolactic fermentation in the process following which it was bottled. It's beautifully aromatic with refined and precise fresh berry, cherry and plum notes followed by complex spice and floral notes. On the palate this medium bodied wine has a savoury bramble quality and with fine tannins, a good balancing acidity and lingering hints of dark cherry it all leads to a delightful finish.
When to drink:
Superbly complex, and while full ready to drink, this has the ageing potential to see it though to the late 2020s. When it comes to food matching it has the body and crisp acidity to go well with meats such as lamb and duck.
Suitable for Vegans