2014 SoHo "McQueen" Pinot Noir Central Otago
What a fabulous Pinot. Deeply scented and immensely delicious, this complex wine shows black cherry, plum, floral and nuances of game, spice and cedar characters on the nose. The palate is concentrated and richly fruited, offering an abundance of lovely flavours and layers silky texture. It is beautifully styled and exhibits elegant opulence. At its best: now to 2022.
Very dark, black-hued ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, a little lighter on rim. The nose is elegantly proportioned with intense aromas of black cherry and black berried fruits with refined black and violet floral lift, entwined with thyme herb nuances. The aromatics are fresh, pure and poised, unfolding delicate liquorice and plum elements, and reduction with a little oak char. Medium-full bodied, the palate features an elegantly concentrated and tightly bound core of ripe black cherry, berry and floral fruit flavours, complexed by thyme herb notes. Refined tannins provide a sleek, flowing, linear mouthfeel and fresh, balanced acidity lends poise and liveliness. This is harmonious in intensity and linearity, and the wine leads to a concentrated, refined, lingering finish of black fruits. This is an elegant and refined Pinot Noir with black cherry fruit, lifted florals and a poised and fresh mouthfeel. Serve with poultry and pork dishes over the next 5-6+ years. 100% hand-picked fruit, 50% Bendigo, 35% Gibbston and 15% Bannockburn, fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in French oak.
Bold, flavoursome, fruit-focused Pinot Noir with strong plum, dark berry, leather and smoky oak flavours. Rich, weighty wine with an appealing smooth texture and lengthy finish. Sweet fruit is balanced by fine tannins to give a drying finish.