14 January 2009

Kerr Farm P’06

While I didn’t get an opportunity to visit Kerr Farm on this trip to New Zealand I found a bottle of P’06 in a wine store. This is the 2006 vintage Pinotage of which I’d tasted a sample in 2007 with Jaison Kerr at his vineyard. (see here)

P’06 is medium dark ruby red with a subdued nose and restrained fruit. It’s a bit flat in the mid-palate but finishes well with mulberries and tangy spices. The tannins are soft and there are no rough edges. The wine is already throwing some sediment. Overall it is a well made red wine in a Bordeaux style, ideal with dinner.

And there's good news from Kerr Farm. Sue Courtney reports that the old Pinotage vines there seem to have rallied after being attacked by Lemon Tree Borer moths and that the vines are going to live to
fruit another day.

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