Cloudy Bay, Te Wahi 2014
This expression of Pinot from the high quality Central Otago region (which happens to be the world’s most southerly wine region) is made in a bold style, with 14 months spent in 35% new French oak to add texture and complexity. The nose is quite delicate, with violet and cherry aromas. But on the full-bodied intense palate, striking flavours of iron, ripe red fruit and dark chocolate are framed by fine but grippy tannins. The finish is silky and long.
Taster: James Button