What a find, this Pinot Noir from Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand where the climate is a little cooler than North Island. Summers can be very hot which accounts for the high levels of alcohol in the wines produced here.
The cooler maritime climate is perfect for the long and slow ripening of this grape, allowing this variety to showcase its fruit aromas and flavours of ripe cherries and berries. This Pinot Noir is so juicy and velvety with a heavenly softness to round it up. There are traces of wild herbs as it slowly opens, exposing hints of damp earth whilst retaining the fruitiness. The subtle tannins hold this wine in a perfect balance. I loved it and would happily drink this wine without food.
Purchased from Aldi and priced at £8.99. I recommend you try it now before they sell out! It really was an enjoyable wine.