2014 Wanaka Road (Mount Edward) Pinot Noir Central Otago
Broody nose of rich savoury dark red berry fruits, spicy oak with layers of spice and vanilla. Dry, textured, savoury and juicy, silk tannins, long finish. Drink 2017-2022.
The wine is generous and flavoursome, showing gorgeous ripe cherry and plum characters with nuances of floral, mixed spice and almond. It is beautifully ripe and plush on the palate with excellent fruit purity, nicely enhanced by subtle savoury complexity. Tannins are fine, rounded and integrated, making the wine immensely smooth and appealing. At its best: now to 2020.
Perfumed wine with bright cherry and violet aromas that continue on the palate together with plum, wood smoke and a hint of spice. Smooth-textured wine with an impressively lengthy finish. One of a growing number of sub-$30 Pinot Noirs that really offer excellent value.
Very dark, black-hued purple-red colour with good depth, lighter on edge. The nose is moderately deep with bright aromas of red berry fruits, soft red florals and thyme herb entwined with savoury earth, mineral dried herb elements. The aromatics blossom with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate is full and open with softly rich red berry fruits, thyme herbs and red florals complexed by earth and dried herbal nuances. The fruit sweetness is enhanced by fresh, lacy acidity, but balanced by fine tannins and good grip. The wine flows with good line and some alcoholic drive, leading to a sustained finish. This is a fresh, rich, sweet, red-fruited with some savoury herb and earthy interest and well-balanced structure. Match with poultry, pork, risotto and roasted red meats over the next 5+ years.
Second label of Mount Edward Estate...enough said. OK a little more info...blended from Mount Edward's estate plus a few friends vineyards. Organically farmed, small production, unfined, unfiltered. Serious Pinot Noir at a playful price point. Very hard to beat at $20... (Ryan Woodhouse - K&L NZ Wine Buyer)