Lynfer Estate 27 Acres Pinot Noir Gladstone 2012 – $
Produced by Lynfer Estate out of Gladstone, Wairarapa. I know nothing about these winemakers. Nothing on their website about this label, either. Just the ‘13s and ‘14s feature…
Light pinot ruby. 12.2% alc.
Dumb, somewhat underdeveloped nose. Slightly stalky. Some light and savoury fruit trying to break thru.
Same comments as above on palate. Light/dumb. Has some charm, but I tend to give any pinot a pass mark regardless, cos I like the variety A LOT, unless it is red lolly-water. Which this isn’t. I just kind of had hoped for a revelatory bargain with this bottle.
They can only get better tho. Gladstone is an up and coming area for P’Noir.
NEXT DAY UPDATE: The half-bottle held up really well overnight and was showed more bouquet – red roses, cherries, & that pinot florality I love. More flavour in the mouth too. Obv needed decanting.