An exploration of wine

523. Felton Road, Pinot Noir Central Otago, 2006

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Book 3 Wine 523

NZD 50.05; 14.5%

This was a bit disappointing. I picked up a bottle when visiting the vineyard in 2008, and had enjoyed their wines. But this came across (admittedly after a couple of other bottles between 3 of us, and initially a little cool) as a bit simple. Very blueberry and blackberry-driven, and although not soupy or over-sweet, it didn’t have quite the freshness to be a great Pinot Noir. Not as overdone as some California Pinots, but still lacking something in the complexity and balance stakes…

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