Friday, November 24, 2006

New World Pinot Noir 2004

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.
Points 17

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..
are not sure what they want to be..
will try again with guests..
maybe I am being to hard on it

Points 15.5

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