Saturday, 8 June 2013


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.

4.5 Stars.  

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