2009 Sileni Cellar Selections Pinot Noir, Hawke's Bay, North Island
After being pleasantly surprised by their syrah, I just had to have a taste of this producer's pinot noir. Alas, not nearly as good. Not anywhere as good.
Candied, confected, over-macerated, pulverized fruit. Plonk, in other words. Are they handling this wine like a syrah? Or do they just not care? If this is the New Zealand pinot noir that people are being introduced to.......................why would you bother to try another one?DF