Monday, November 19, 2007

Lovely Leah

The November-December issue of Ontario's Vines Magazine carries a review of Seresin's 2005 'Leah' Pinot Noir by John Szabo. Awarding the wine 4.5 stars, Szabo writes:

“Seresin Estate practices organic viticulture. This wine is a blend of Pinot from three single vineyards all located in the Marlborough district of New Zealand’s South Island. The nose explodes out of the gates with rich, ripe red berry fruit, fresh butter, plum and well integrated wood-aging notes of vanilla, smoke and sweet baking spice. The palate is generous and concentrated, with a creamy texture framed by firm acidity, gentle tannic grip and a long spicy red berry finish. A classic new world style Pinot that will dance with anything from a fillet of grilled wild-caught or organically farmed salmon to duck breast in a pomegranate reduction.”

Here is an introduction to the 2006 vintage of this wine from Seresin Estate Winemaker Clive Dougall.

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