SOHO McQueen 2011 Pinot Noir Central Otago 14.5%
Winemaker: Grant Taylor
N: Varietal, with both floral and pretty Pinot Noir aromas and raspberry, dark cherry fruit centred attributes – a milk chocolate note and moderate oak influence equal a vibrant and youthful opening chapter.
P: Plenty of red fruit flavours begin the palate story with raspberry and darker cherry flavours. The tannins kick in pretty quickly suggesting a wine not yet ready – tannins are vibrant, ripe and very demanding – they draw attention away from the pinosity. This is actually good news – the wine will integrate and age well over the next 3-5 years. A very New World expression that is well made and will impress those who enjoy these attributes in Pinot Noir.