A challenging growing season redeemed by an ideal autumn, producing a modest but intensely flavored crop.
Opulent aromas of dark plums and cardamom spice are enhanced by the earthy scent of
licorice and hints of smoky oak. The palate is highly concentrated with black
cherry and red berry flavors supported by silky tannins through to a long and generous finish.
The 2005 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir reflects an idyllic Marlborough vintage and will continue to
gain additional complexity over 4 – 5 years if cellared in ideal conditions.