The 2007 Craggy Range Calvert Vineyard Pinot Noir was last week’s wine of the week in the SMH. Huon Hooke wrote:
From Central Otago’s Bannockburn district, this is just one of a clutch of outstanding single-vineyard pinot noirs from one of New Zealand’s top wineries. It has a deepish colour and a profound layered bouquet of plum and cherry, underlined by foresty and oaky scents. In the mouth it’s fleshy, weighty and long-lasting, with great intensity of concentrated fruit but also more mysterious forest and earth characters that announce this as a pinot of a serious caste. More Burgundy-like than most New World pinots. Drink now and for at least six years.
Food and wine pairing: all game birds — duck, pigeon, quail and guinea fowl — but also pink lamb and washed-rind cheeses (suck as Pont l’Eveque) through to cooked cheeses (Comté, for example).