|Fickle Mistress Pinot Noir|
Fickle Mistress Pinot Noir 2011 (Central Otago, NZ)
14%, Screwcap, $20
A new offering from Treasury Wine Estates, this smacks somewhat of a ‘marketing first, wine second’ sort of a wine but certainly slickly executed. I can somewhat agree with this sentiment from the back of the bottle too ‘Pinot Noir is fickle but she is charming, she is temperamental but bewitching. She is the Fickle Mistress.’
The wine looks the part. It’s a light, glossy bright red ruby colour. Smells correct too with a simple, pulpy fresh redcurrant/raspberry juiciness. Palate is light, pretty and easy, looking generous if a tad underpowered and tending lollied through the finish.
Ultimately if you could pick this affable Pinot up for sub $15 I’d suggest its quite fair drinking. 16.5/88
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Ouch! Damned by faint praise……