New World Pinot..both grown in cool climate areas of their
respective countries and tasted on different days.
Nautilus Pinot Noir 2004
Marlborough. New Zealand
Light colour, age at rim; raspberry & plum aromas;
cool climate style, juicy flavour, cherry toned, ripe and sweet, reminded me of a good Cote Chalonnais from Burgundy.
Now..this wine was what is smelled like until it's finish..unlike the following one.
Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2004
Walker Bay.South Africa
Medium colour; strawberries and dark fruits on the nose;
medium full mouthful, sweet at first then dry tannins..
Old World restraint,
New World fruit...
certainly better with food..
what was left in the bottle later was losing fruit...
I do have problems with wines like this..
they are not sure what they want to be..
will try again with guests..
maybe I am being to hard on it