This is a rather weighty Pinot Noir, still filled with the exuberant fruit of youth—all plums and black cherries, framed with hints of vanilla and spice. Despite the heft, the tannins are soft, making this wine immediately accessible. Drink now–2015.
Starts off with hints of cedar and brown sugar, but also notions of decaying leaves, ripe cherries and cremini mushrooms. The tannins are silky, while the acids stick out a tiny bit on the finish. Drink this already maturing Central Otago Pinot over the next year or two.