MISHAS, 2014 Verismo Pinot Noir, Central Otago
This is an impressive bottle of wine.
Ruby in colour, this Pinot Noir has a restrained nose with hints of dark cherry, thyme and liquorice and an elegant palate dense with red fruits poised over chocolate and coffee bean tannins.
Awarded 96 points by Master Sommelier, Cameron Douglas, who says “..the bouquet is complex and detailed releasing aromas of aromatic spices, rocks and soil, roses and wild thyme, red cherry, dried raspberry and toasty spices of French oak..”
Pinot Noir is the ultimate food wine as it’s perfect with most meats but especially lamb, venison and veal. Some of the classic Pinot Noir matches are with game birds such as quail, pheasant, turkey and duck. It can accompany a wide range of vegetable dishes, autumnal fruits as well as mild or creamy cheeses.