Golding Francis John Pinot Noir 2009
Ever so slightly dessicated dark cherries and some curious tangerine, but it’s the gaminess, charred fennel, animal hide and decaying leaf that captured my attention and eventually won my heart. Supple but with good structure and nice, strong tannin (for a pinot) closing out a finish of cloves and cinnamon with sauvage notes. Firmly medium bodied and with very good reach. Balances sweet, savoury and tangy flavours very well.