Saturday, 15 March 2014

Charcoal Gully

Charcoal Gully Late Harvest Gewurztraminer  Central Otago 2013 13%
Sweet fruits and flowers, perfumed and fragrant - lots of brushed-by lavender tree and suggestions of talc; apples, pears and white fleshed fruits. On the palate there is obvious residual sugar pushing the sweet message, but there is also ripe and juicy sweet fruit flavors; very tasty with M to M+ acidity.
To enjoy this wine one must firstly like a sweet drop, but a great choice of wine to pair with spicy pork belly or confit pork chop with spicy apple sauce.
3.9 Stars

Charcoal Gully 'Sallys Pinch' Pinot Noir Central Otago 2012 14%
Bold, plump, ripe red berry fruits with raspberry laced black cherry; a little stony soil and undergrowth with moderate+/- oak and toasty oak features.
On the palate - dry and fruity with plenty of oak toast punching through; medium+ acidity and youthfully poised tannins ready for maturity. Balanced, dry, medium length and complexity.
Overall a smart and tasty example.
4.3 Stars

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