Saturday, September 06, 2008

Allan Scott Marlborough Pinot Noir 2005 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Nose of black cherry, strawberry, and spice

Light and mildly acidic on the palate

Finish of pomegranate and mulling spices

As your pour this wine, you'll notice its beatiful light color that sparkles and dances in the glass. Do some swirling, and this wines opens up with a nose that is fragrant and inviting. On the palate, it's light and mildly acidic but held tightly together. The finish tapers nicely with a sweet spice ending.

My simple advice here is: enjoy the versatility of this wine because it's a beautiful and expressive Pinot Noir. Also, allow it to come up in temperature more than you might otherwise think.

At $20 or so, this is a well priced New Zealand Pinot Noir. Get acquainted with this aisle in your wine shop- and raise a glass!

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