Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pinot Noir - Seresin 2007 Leah Marlborough New Zealand

After returning from Australia recently, I am on a bit of a mission to try Pinot from all the different Pinot growing regions of New Zealand and Australia.  We had this last night with home ground hamburgers, a great pairing of good cheap food and excellent wine.
While obviously a 'new world' Pinot, this is not a fruit bomb.  The tannins were almost a little too tight out of the bottle, but opened up very nicely after a little while in the glass (and the wine in the bottle continued to open up).  This is a Pinot that can definitely stand up to rich food, it would go great with a deeply seared prime steak.  It has the structure to benefit from a few more years in the cellar, though it is wonderful now. 
The nose is worth savoring, earthy floral and fruit notes.  The flavor also has good fruit, but intense - more dried cherry than fresh, almost a dried cherry that had been soaked in a Manhattan. 
Overall a wine to seek out again. 

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1 comment:

MJ said...

Wonderful to hear you enjoyed the Leah Pinot Noir. It's one of 6 Pinots we made in 2007, though most are very hard to find - let me know if we can help put you in touch with stockists.
Kind Regards from sunny Marlborough
MJ Loza, GM, Seresin Estate