Tiki ‘Koro’ Pinot Noir 2011 Central Otago 14%
N: The core of dark cherry, black plum and brown spice notes gives this wine immediate appeal: a youthful dried herb note adds complexity. Alongside the brown spices is a gentle toasted barrel note adding further complexity and comfort.
P: A dry wine with flavours and textures that reflect the cherry and plum notes as well as the herb and spice attributes. Moderate+ to fine tannins, medium+ (ish) acidity: drinkable now and through 2014. The 14% ABV does add some warmth on the finish, to be tamed with food.