Tonight we were very excited to try this Pinot Noir from Cloudy Bay, hailing from Central Otago on the South Island of New Zealand, the southerly latitude offering cooling influences, a great foundation for an elegant Pinot Noir.
We’re tasting the Cloudy Bay, Te Wahi, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand.
It is medium ruby.
On the nose, there is medium (+) intensity of aromas including ripe black cherry, strawberry, pomegranate, violet, licorice, black tea, fresh mint, nutmeg, vanilla, cardamom, and forest floor notes.
Characteristics on the palate match with the nose. It’s a dry wine with medium(+) acidity, a medium(+) body, high alcohol (14%), medium and refined tannins, and a medium(+) finish.
This wine is extremely vibrant and characterful, with a strong structure indicating age-ability.
— 9 days ago
Complex nose, wonderful body with long finish. — 4 months ago
Lovely 2014 Burn Cottage, Moonlight Race Pinot Noir from the Otago region on the South Island of New Zealand.
Raspberries, smoked cherry if there is such a thing!, quince (whatever that tastes like), grape pop flavor notes...
Mellow, well rounded mouth feel. — 13 hours ago
Aromatic notes of red fruits and red florals, dried herbs and whole bunch influences. Not as typically Otago as I was expecting - more restrained and less full bodied as you normally expect from this part of the world. I had written previously on Otago as being a “Shiraz drinkers Pinot” but this certainly wasn’t. The following day still those red cherry aromatics and a little pepper. Not overly complex, a little young, but very pleasant. Next in a year or so. — 4 months ago
Dinner at Amah with London Lees. Very nice balanced Pinot with a cherry bright nose and a core of berries that lifts the wine, took an hour or so to open up. Very nice, one more. AA26 — 13 days ago
Silky violet and cedar hints. Easy drinkability. — a month ago