Ocean Eight Pinot Noir 'Aylward' 2012
Whilst the nose is attractive the wine almost explodes with flavour on the palate. It is simply bursting with raspberry, cherry and plums as well as some smoky oak and again that autumnal note. There is a slinky-smooth velvety texture which elevates the wine to something really special. There is so much flavour that the structural elements are somewhat hidden however in the aftertaste they are certainly there with plenty of both acid and tannin present to indicate that the wine will improve with further aging, but you can enjoy the wine very much right now. Roast duck or quail with a supporting fruity sauce would be the best match.
In a mixed or straight case: $52.24