A full and complex Pinot Noir that is extremely versatile with food. The wine-maker used some grapes for whole bunch fermentation, included to create a spicy note that really adds depth. Deep ruby garnet with crimson hues at the rim, the nose shows ripe dark cherry, plum and mulberry characters sitting underneath lovely lifted raspberry and ripe rhubarb and those earthy/spicy notes. New oak is well modulated with dark chocolate and liquorice complementing some interesting nutmeg and roast almond nicely. In the mouth plush sweet fruit is balanced by ripe dusty tannins that support rather than dominate giving the wine a multi layered texture. The mid palate is fleshed out by smoky, peppery oak that leads to a fine and long finish, extended by the spicy element.