After the road trip home from Atlanta Mrs. K and I shared a bottle of '99 Sbragia Rsv. Chard prior to heading to Wellinghursts for great eats and drinks. We had the '00 Ata Rangi PN w/dinner. My notes:
Not decanted. Deep, clear cherry coloration, loads of clear, slow legs. Initial aromas of orange peel, briar, and cinnamon or clove spice. After 1 hr. the aromas morphed into classic PN notes of cherry, dusty sage/spice, and a touch of cola. Deep cherry/strawberry flavors, spicy, rich depth and balance, w/a long, balanced finish.
Beautifully done PN from NZ, albeit a bit young. Another year to two will allow this wine to come into its own. 91 pts., $59 at the restaurant. I'll get a few for the cellar (if I can find them?)
[ 09-01-2002, 11:58 AM: Message edited by: kybo ]