The 2014 Pinot Noir opens on a complex nose combining earthy and savoury spices, pipe tobacco and sweet vegetal notes with lots of ripe black cherry, strawberry and raspberry fruit. There is even a hint of game meat, nut, vanilla and some orange zest. The palate is rich and silky with crisp acidity and lots of bright raspberry and strawberry, dried blueberry, pepper, clove spice, cocoa and a hint of dried sage on the long finish.
Try this with a North African influenced lamb stew or red wine and thyme flavoured sausages. Rhys Pender, Master of Wine.