This is the second Marlborough pinot noir to have come across my desk in the last couple of weeks, this time from Giesen. I tried this wine over a couple of days, and it improved, so I would suggest decanting it before drinking. Its aromatics speak of strawberries, red currants, ash, graphite and twigs. On the second and third days, brooding and attractive dark cherries emerged. The palate, initially an exercise in intense and ripe strawberry jam, settled to reveal quite sweet fruited cherries and good length with some char and smokey oak running through it. The wood character is somewhat evident, but I think the fruit holds up well to it. Overall, a fruit driven style of pinot noir that will constitute good drinking over the next few years. Good
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