Cost: $24.95 (sale $17.30)
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: LCBO VINTAGES
Country: New Zealand
Format: 750 mL
Alcohol: 14.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Medium light ruby and garnet with a medium to medium+ intense nose.
Positives: Lots of juicy fruit featuring cherry, pomegranate, cranberry, Macintosh apple rhubarb, pipe tobacco, pine needles and forest leaves. Medium body with medium minus tannins, good acidity, and a fairly long length.
Negatives: Some heat from the 14.5 alcohol.
Interesting Point: I’m somewhat surprised that a cool climate Pinot reached 14.5% alcohol. Remember to slightly chill Pinot.
Drink now on its own or pair it with roasted duck.
Tasted: 25 Sept 12
Best Buy (Especially at the sale price!)
Score: 9+/10, Value: 9/10 (10/10 sale price), Total: 18+/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+