Desert Heart Pinot Noir 2010 Bannockburn Central Otago 13.5%
Nose: An integrating yet youthful bouquet with fragrant with rose, red apple skin, suggestions of raspberry and dark red cherry; just enough oak spice to entice.
Palate: Every bit a 'classic' Central Otago expression with a youthful fruity attack - crisp and edgy light red fruits, a touch of dried herb - mainly thyme, a little bracken undergrouth and schist-like earthy qualities. dry with moderate chalk-like tannins and medium+ acidity. A wine for the cellar (3-5 years) or decant for service. Large balloon a must.