(Alexandra Vintners) Ridgeback Alex Pinot Noir 2014 Central Otago
Fruity and lightly savoury with wild thyme and cherry combinations, violets and toasty oak components, vanilla and clove scents round out the bouquet. On the palate - dry, fresh, firm and fruity with dark cherry and plum flavours, toasty almost charry oak, medium easy tannins and medium+ acidity with some wild herb notes. Very approachable wine now with the right food, but has some age worthy attributes as well. Medium+ length and moderate complexity, well made example.
87 Points