Straight to the Pool Room – Jan 2016

Maude Pinot Noir 2014

Just one bottle for the long goodbye this month. I put my money instead into rebuilding my road bike in time for the Taranaki race on the 30th.

But it’s a good one – a great value fine Central Otago Pinot Noir recommended in the December 2015 issue of Decanter..

Maude Pinot Noir Central Otago 2014 – $$ – Drink 2017-2026.

Cameron Douglas sez: Rating: 18.25/20pts Dark cherry, plum and dried raspberry, full of energy and tension, with oak spices. Dry, generous and fruity, fine silky tannins [] tense and flavourful.

What’s in the glass tonight May 22nd

Maude Pinot Noir 2013

Maude Pinot Noir Central Otago 2013

L’s good friends J and B came over for dinner. They love their Pinot Noir, and have great taste. They know I do too! This wine they brought to share with us while we enjoyed some great scotch fillet steaks together.

Out of Wanaka, Central Otago. Dark carmine. 14% alc. The wine had a lovely savoury nose. Dark cherries and plums. Dried herbs.  Not too big, but a bit going on here nonetheless.

In the mouth there were velvety tannins, lots of fruit, and no metallic notes or bitter finish which can point to under-extraction and high cropping rates. A bit brambly too.

Noice choice.

VG 4