2008 Pyramid Valley Calvert Vineyard Pinot Noir. Central Otago, NZ. 14.3%

Pyramid Valley Calvert Vineyard Pinot Noir 1

Been meaning to try and drink more Pinot’s to understand what all the Pinotphiles are rabbiting on about. Must confess I don’t drink much Pinot, not never really “got” its allure.

This comes highly recommended and has a strong reputation.

Needed a few hours in the decanter to open up. Has a very perfumed nose of strawberries, dried cranberries and pan roasted Star Anise. Translates well on the palate, with tea like flavours coming through and a long, stalky finish. Drying tannins.

Is it enjoyable? Yes, sure. Light bulb moment where I say, “Wow! Must drink more Pinot”?? Nope. Just didn’t get its very stalky like finish. The search for me continues.

Source: Gift, but I see this listed on some online retailers at about $80

Tasted 24th March 2013

Pyramid Valley Calvert Vineyard Pinot Noir 2

About Perth Wine Enthusiast

Casual observations of a Perth wine enthusiast. I am a recently turned 40 husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 fantastic children. When work and family are not occupying me, my thoughts frequently turn towards two of my other passions in life, wine and food.

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