Wednesday, May 21, 2014

2010 Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir (Waipara, New Zealand)

This is great Pinot. Not cheap, but worth every dollar.
I had most of the bottle over two nights, and while on night one it didn’t quite meet my lofty expectations, by night two it was singing. It’s relatively powerful with a very appealing viscosity. That being said its unmistakably Pinot and retains a sense of elegance and silkiness. Dark cherry, some meatiness, hints of undergrowth, and an appealing aniseed note. Exotic spices.  An interstate trip then meant that I didn’t come back to a final glass of the wine until night five. By this stage it was still drinking beautifully but had turned decidedly savoury, earthy and autumnal. Length to burn. Top wine.

Rated: 4.5 Stars
RRP: $60
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Drink: 2015-2025


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