Rochfort Rees Wine Company Ltd 2012 Pinot Noir Central Otago 14%
Dark crimson and ruby red core - persistent through the wine to a lighter just pink rim
Distinctive and hard core fruity bouquet equaled only by oak - with brown spices and toasty wood suggestions; medium+ complexity driven by the forceful nature of the fruit and oak.
On the palate - dry, fruity and spicy; all the hallmarks of an Otago Pinot with lots of concentrated light red fruit flavors, suggestions of schist and undergrowth; with this wine a little pepper as well; medium tannins mostly from the oak, but plenty from the fruit as well.
Balanced and well made with a medium+ finish.
Plenty of folk will like this wine.