Central Otago "Saddleback" Pinot Noir 2015, Peregrine Wines
Saddleback is a sub-brand of Peregrine Wines intended to be the "every day drinking" pinot in the range. I'm pretty sure most Bourgoblog readers have no problem at all applying the idea of every day drinking to absolutely every pinot. Life is too short to hold back! We visited the very impressive winery in the Gibbston Valley after trying the wine at Milford Sound Lodge. This Saddleback pinot has a fine, fragrant soft cherry nose. Classic pinot. Cooked orange and tobacco leaves. Fresh berry fruit on the palate dominated by tangy red cherry, red plum and raspberry. Enjoyable now. Dry and mineral finish which seems to be a trademark of Central Otago wines.