The Expanse’s Wes Chatham & New Zealand Pinot Noir
Wines of the Night
This is a supple, medium-bodied Pinot Noir that exemplifies much of what is coming out of Marlborough. Hints of mushroom and soy sauce accent bright cherry fruit, finishing on a silky note. Drink now.
2015 Mount Edward Pinot Noir Central Otago ($25)
Perfumed with lovely aromatics, there is a range of complex fruit notes of darker berryfruit, some spice, savoury tonesand dried herbs.The 2014 has a silky and lush texture, concentrated fruit power yet finely balanced with fine tannins throughout and a long flavour filled finish.
The nose when young is slightly muted and more direct than exotic; pure and fine aromas, not bold and lush. The palate follows on accordingly, with clarity of fruit, roses and florals. Focused, concentrated yet pure in the mid-palate, with its hallmark mineral texture, it’s firm but ultimately juicy on the finish.