...sweet dark fruits, peony, violet, spices and loamy earth scents...
The New Zealand South Island region of Central Otago has developed an incredible reputation in recent years as a second home for Burgundian grape variety Pinot Noir - famously fickle, but in Otago producing wonderfully fruit-driven, silky, elegant and age-worthy wines.
Which is why, after tasting Judge Rock`s gorgeous 2012 Pinot Noir - Gold Medal winner at Decanter Magazine`s wine awards - we were so shocked to discover that Judge Rock had nobody in London importing their wines - but then, as Judge Rock estate owner Angela Jacobson put it: "we are so small, we are almost invisible."
Showing deep glowing crimson hues, the 2012 Judge Rock Pinot Noir has an aromatic nose of sweet dark fruits, peony, violet, spices and loamy earth scents.
On the palate, elegant, medium-bodied and beautifully structured, with fine, silky, tannins and a hint of juicy raspberry in the finish, giving the Judge Rock Pinot a beautifully long, persistent finish.
Drink: Now - 2020