Surveyor Thomson Pinot Noir 2006

I was torn with this wine.  On the one hand, it had great length on the palate: usually a good, indeed, frequently the only really trustworthy sign.  On the other hand, it just seemed too deeply coloured, with too much oak; almost non-varietal.  I detected aromas of olives, pepper and anise: words I usually write down for a South Australian wine.  That said, it still tasted good and that length was very evident.  85 points. (7/10)

Abv: 14%
Price: $45
Would I buy it having tasted it?  No
Website: http://www.surveyorthomson.co.nz/
Central Otago
March 11, 2011
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