The Last Shepherd Pinot Noir Central Otago 2013 – $$
Very dark inky ruby colour. 13% alc.
Light and soft savoury nose.
On palate – fruity, fleshy, tannic, brassy and brusque straight out of the bottle. This somewhat angular ands thin first impression changed, softened and rounded out over time, and into the second day. I saw typical Central red cherry flavours, ripeness a touch on the herbaceous side, with a line of straw at the back. A nice, long finish.