I had a interesting and slightly educational drinking experience last night. We had a good glass or two of this
I’ve drunk a good few bottles of New Zealand PN before but they’ve tended to be much younger wines drank without ageing. This was my first experience of the variety with a bit of age - 2010 vintage. It was also a tad more expensive than my usual.
For me, the flavour profile was very different. Very earthy. Forest floor. Mushroom. There was fruit there, red berry and cherry notes, but they were secondary to the earthier notes. To an extent I found it slightly lacking in fruit but found it interesting that those around me felt it was still pretty fruity given the age. Perhaps a slight lack of experience from me there.
I found it very interesting to drink and very different. It was enjoyable. However … whilst id be open to trying more part of me wonders if I actually may end up preferring the lighter and slightly fresher fruitier style that I’m perhaps associating with the younger pinots