I received this Kiwi Pinot Noir for my birthday last month. It was a lovely gift from my brother & sister-in-law and it’s one I haven’t tried yet so naturally, it didn’t last long in our house unopened.
When I reached out to Soho Wine Co on Instagram to ask them on how they’d recommend serving the wine they said:
It’s the cross-dresser of wine, goes with anything but has a distinctive smoky ness”
Which gave me a good giggle. The Havana is a 2016 Pinot from the Marlborough region (near the top of the South Island) made by the award-winning winemaker – David Clouston.
I served it up in my Pinot Noir specific Riedel glass where it looked a wonderfully vibrant cherry red colour. On the nose it made me think of dark chocolate, black cherries, a hint of smokey oak and a dollop of bacon jam. While in the mouth those sweet cherries come through accompanied by some vanilla and a nice little acid flick of the heels on the finish.
On the Soho website the inspiration for this wine is listed as:
Havana, Cuba “Viva la SOHO Revolucio?n”!
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!