2006 Kawarau Estate Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $40, screw cap. · Dense reddish-purple color.Sturdy nose of toast, plum, blackberry jam and smoke. A ramped up, big and chewy wine that is all about extracted fruit. The tannins are nicely tamed and the mouthfeel is soft. A woody, green edge mars the finish. Trying for too much here. This wine could be from anywhere. Reviewed October 13, 2008

Winery: Kawarau Estate
From article: Small Sips of New Zealand Pinot Noir