Cost: $38.50 (Clearance price $30.85)
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintage
Country: New Zealand
Region: Central Otago
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Tarras Vineyards
Alcohol: 14% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Medium minus garnet to ruby in colour with a medium intense nose.

Not a typical Central Otago due to its muted flavours, and I would have preferred this wine to be under $25.

Positives: Pine notes give to cranberry, pomegranate, cherry, mulberry, blackberry and earthly notes of forest underbrush & smoked ambers. Medium+ body with medium+ tannins, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Notes: Decant for an hour and chill it to 15C.

Drink now on its own or pair it with seared tuna with tomato, scallop & chilly pepper couscous.

Tasted: 2 May 13

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5 Total: 17+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+

LCBO: 287219