Wooing Tree Pinot Noir 2009 (Central Otago, NZ)

Wooing Tree wooed me! I fell in love with this outstanding Central Otago pinot.

Perfect ruby colour with vivid red reflections and fine clarity. Lifted complex aromas of violets, dark berries, cinnamon, wild thyme, smoked cheese and mushrooms. The palate displays dark berry fruits, plum and morello cherry together with a touch of quality oak, earth and aniseed. A rich but balanced wine. ¬†While the alcohol level is high it is not obvious at this stage of the wine’s development. The wine has fine tannins and a touch of stalks showing through, I suspect, as a result of use of a small percentage of whole bunches in the wine making. This adds interest and structure. Good length and persistence enhance the tasting experience and ability of the wine to work beautifully with food.

This is a very fine wine and I highly recommend it. It should last many years under ideal cellaring conditions but it is drinking so well now, why wait!

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