2007 Saint Clair Family Estate Omaka Reserve Marlborough New Zealand Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $28, screw cap. Imported by Winesellers Ltd., Skokie, ILL. · Moderately deep reddish-purple color in the glass. The aromas build in intensity over time in the glass, offering a jolting array of oakkissed and spiced dark fruits. Thick and dense on the palate, with hedonistic liquor-like flavors of blackberries, ollaliberries, and black plums with an earthy underpinning, caressed by downy tannins. The mouth coating sap really makes an impression. A Caliesque style Pinot without the high alcohol. Very good. Reviewed November 7, 2010

Winery: Saint Clair Family Estate
From article: Revisiting New Zealand Pinot Noir