2012 Burn Cottage Central Otago New Zealand Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., $55. Estate grown and bottled. Winemaker consultant is Ted Lemon of Littorai. · Medium reddish purple color in the glass. The aromas build over time in the glass, offering notes of cherry reduction sauce, black raspberry, forest floor, clay and smoky oak. Ingratiating sweet cherry, dark berry and plum flavors really satisfy, complimented by well-integrated oak highlights, tucked in tannins, and a satiny mouthfeel. The generous dark cherry finish has impressive staying power. Score: 92. Reviewed August 15, 2014

Winery: Burn Cottage Vineyard
From article: Recent Sips of Central Otago Pinot Noir