Unscrewing the cap of a 2005 Wooing Tree Pinot Noir from Central Otago the first thing I noticed was a magnificent cherry aroma that was released.
Once in the glass, this accentuated the cherry, but I then smelt a strong aroma that I attribute to alcohol and Jane also got leather. The alcohol aroma dissipated over time.
This beautiful looking ruby red coloured wine is lighter than I expected for a 2005.
This is a big wine with quite a bit of complexity, well balanced, few tannins, a little bit of acid and remarkably smooth. A delight to drink.