This was a gift from a very generous friend (if you are in town, lunch again? I’m feeling a lot better), I was extremely pleased to notice its alcohol level was a de Montille-esque 12.5%. node, an older boy, told me to drink it sir. It is serious Pinot.
Pinot Noir Waitaki Valley, North Otago 2006, John Forrest Collection
Its quite dark for an NZ Pinot. Lovely fresh red fruits, strawberries perhaps. Really good elegance and, dare I say it, elegance to the nose. Yummy. The palate has plenty of ripe fruit, but with a really satisfying tannic structure. The acidity is bright and fresh too. This is quite refined, well balanced and, best of all, a real pleasure to drink. This is Pinot elegance done very well.