Tagged with New Zealand

Palliser Estate Pinot Noir 2006

Medium-deep red with a touch of brick. Lovely ripe nose, dark cherry, cedar and chocolate. Ripe, full wine with great pinot character and oak and acid in balance, and secondary earth/forest notes there. Long complex finish. Wonderful! Martinborough, New Zealand 19/20 [tasted 13-01-2012] http://www.palliser.co.nz

Church Road Tom McDonald Chardonnay 2006

Yellow gold with a hint of green. Mealy notes, ripe stonefruits, smoke and nuts; wonderful complex nose. Complexity on the palate too with primary stonefruit, malo and oak with secondary characters that reflect the nose: smoke, nuts and bready yeast. Long finish that’s in balance. If I had to be picky there is a little … Continue reading

Schubert Block B Pinot Noir 2008

Medium deep red robe, still fresh and bright. Meaty notes and dark cherries and red fruits/plum; a bright floral sweetness there too. Elegant, feminine (as in classy) wine that’s in balance; clean, fruits reflect those on the nose (cherries, plums) along with floral notes and a delicious sweet earthy/mushroom tones. Long fine finish with fruit, and … Continue reading

Schubert Block B Pinot Noir 2008

Medium deep red robe, still fresh and bright. Meaty notes and dark cherries and red fruits/plum; a bright floral sweetness there too. Elegant, feminine (as in classy) wine that’s in balance; clean, fruits reflect those on the nose (cherries, plums) along with floral notes and a delicious sweet earthy/mushroom tones. Long fine finish with fruit, and … Continue reading