Friday Work Drinks: Stoneleigh Latitude Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012 – $$
The Latitude series represents the mid-tier offering of this Pernod Ricard producer. The 2010 and 2011 vintages got pretty good reviews. Not sure that this vintage scales the same heights, perhaps due to the difficult cool and wet season that year.
13.5%. Dark ruby colour, with a savoury nose, white pepper.
Bit thin to taste, lightly fruited, slightly bitter on the back palate, with grippy tannins and a short finish. I don’t see the ripe fruit flavour I like, so it falls short on my GPI (good pinot index) 2.5