The nose was quite open, starting with strong berry aromas of cherry and raspberry. There’s quite a significant oaky aroma with toasted spice notes of black pepper and cinnamon.
The wine has quite a nice bite up front with good acidity before a surprisingly smooth wave of cherry and strawberry flavours. There’s gentle chewy tannin, which helps to give the wine a subtle body.
What surprised me most about this Pinot was its length; those cherry flavours really linger with quite a defined profile of toasted spice and pepper.
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