Weekend Herald - Canvas
Yvonne’s pick . . .
Crafted by Brendan Seal, (an alumni of Mt Difficulty, Mt Edward and Chard Farm, as well as working vintages in Cyprus, the United Kingdom and Oregon) in his inner city winery, smack-bang in central Dunedin. The Bristol Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014 ($40) is luscious, loaded with gamey, savoury notes, wild cherry and all sorts of witch-crafty, wiccan wonderousness. To this Hawke’s Bay-born taster, it smells like a deliriously lovely combo of the seaweed dumped on the wilds of Waimarama beachroadside stall plums and the dusty, dried, leafy notes of the local green-waste depot, mixed with the lusciously slippery mouthfeel of some boy I remember pashing behind the Pakowhai Hall in 1988 who was wearing a Kozmik top well overdue for a wash. Think about that for a second. Good times.it works salubriously with this salad for some reason. urbnvino.nz