Friday, 18 January 2013

Long Trek Pinot Noir 2008, Central Otago

Tasted 05/01/13, 13% ABV, cork closure. Archangel Winery. About £12 UK retail, available from Archangel is a new but highly regarded winery from Central Otago - the region that really is on the up and is producing superb Pinot Noir. I had two bottles of this vintage which I bought in 2009. I drank the first one young and had this one recently. I was very impressed with the quality. It was vibrant and seemed to have come into its stride. Light purple in colour - great nose of cherry, cedar and boiled sweets. Lovely red fruits in the mouth. Excellent finish. Great now. 16.5/20, from 2012.

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