Joelle Thomson

Wine writer and award winning wine author

What I am drinking, reading and savouring each week


Libraries and wine

Wine of the week

2014 Folding Hill Cellar Release Pinot Noir 

Libraries are always fascinating places, even more so when they contain wines that have been aging in bottle (or barrel) for a decade or more. The 2014 Folding Hill Pinot Noir is a small volume edition from one of the driest, warmest and windiest corners of Central Otago; Bendigo. This wine expresses the arid climate and summer heat of Bendigo in a wine with density, full body and a solid tannin structure, all of which suggest the wine has more time up its sleeve. Savoury mushroom and fresh crushed leaf aromas lead into a plummy core of fruit ripeness. This wine has a long finish, firm structure and at least another three to four years of life ahead. Or drink now with mushroom risotto. A lovely expression of aged Central Otago Pinot Noir.