Original tasting and review : This is Saint Clair Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2007, finished at 13% alcohol and first sampled seven years from vintage date, in July, 2014.
In the glass: Light to medium red and orange.
On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows deep, slightly funky (good w
ay) red and black fruits. From the aroma, seems like this will be serious yet friendly both.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact much as anticipated. A tiny bit of charcoal styling deepens the friendly spices and red fruit. Solid acids on the palate, with a clean finish. Held up well to age.
In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.
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