2006 Wooing Tree Pinot Noir
A Pinot Noir Dry Red Table wine from Otago,New Zealand
Review by Neal Martin
Wine Advocate # 176 (Apr 2008)
The 2006 Pinot Noir needs aeration because it took about 10 minutes to unfurl its aromas. When I returned to it, voila! Lovely wild strawberries, raspberries and bilberry with touch of wild hedgerow. The palate is much better with very good sense of natural balance, grainy tannins with notes of wild strawberry, cherry and sous-bois. Sensuous finish – a great Pinot Noir, but I repeat, give it time to breathe and you will be rewarded. Appropriately named after a tree in their vineyard that has long been a lovers’ tryst, this Central Otago producer near Cromwell is a small family-owned winery debuting with their 2005 vintage. The co-owners, Stephen and Thea Farquharson worked in IT before moving to Cromwell, and if their 2006 Pinot Noir is anything to go by, they made a very good career move! No known American importer.