An exploration of wine

699. Carrick, Pinot Noir Central Otago, 2009

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Book 4 Wine 699

£21.44; 14%

An extra wine before dessert, and another Great Western sale pickup. I think, perhaps, a classic example of Central Otago Pinot Noir, where the fruit is ripe, and verging on the dark spectrum… yet it doesn’t go to California, and instead carries a positive vegetal note and good, balancing acidity (added? Or natural?). Medium ruby core. Pronounced blue- and blackberry fruit, but with a perfumed or (nice) vegetal note. Some Bovril hints on occasion. Medium bodied, with medium, ripe tannins and alcohol quite well balanced. More blackberry palate notes, with a touch of creamy cocoa in the finish. Pretty good.

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