Thistle Ridge

Thistle Ridge 2013 Pinot Noir Waipara
Dense and even a little broody mid to dark berry fruit aromas - lots of black cherry and strawberry with loads of raspberry as well, a little jammy; mild toasty oak and vanilla aromas, overall a smart and attractive bouquet.
On the palate - dry with taut chalky tannins and medium+ acidity; a very young tasting wine and one that needs several more months - if not a year and a bit - in bottle to settle and begin to integrate a lot more. Light berry fruit flavors with plum as well; medium+ (ish) length, not yet in balance, but promising.
3 Stars