I would definitely pair this with duck, Ahi tuna, and salmon.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir 2006
$210 Magnum bottle. New Zealand's climate is consistent and reliable each year, and the vintage variation is not that significant. The grape for this wine came from Central Otago, which makes the ripest, most intense Pinot Noirs. This wine has much higher alcohol content than Burgundy. The wine's color is much darker ruby. On the nose, nutmeg, red cherry, and strawberry. On the palate, very spicy (unique to NZ Pinot Noirs), soft tannin, subtle, silky, and smooth. I wouldn't say it's complex, but it is definitely elegant. This wine got me curious in more New Zealand Pinot, and I believe 2002-2005 vintages are the best.