Heftier, oakier and more tannic than the standard Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir (which I prefer). Totally balanced though. I just feel it doesn’t have the dynamics I find so attractive in the less expensive offering. Puffs out its chest and will make a statement on the table.
Depth via both ripe fruit and eighteen months of maturation in French barriques. Red brambly fruit, liquified cherries and plums. Five spice. The juxtaposition of drinking chocolate and herbs. Power and a liqueur-like heart harnessed by firm structure. Needs time to fulfil its potential. 93+
Tasted: June 2014