Ok, my followers have spoken, so here’s the review.
Pahi Pinot Noir.
Nose- deep and expressive, super ripe, black cherry and berries. I couldn’t keep my nose out of the decanter, it was so good. Fresh, dark herbs, cola and whole bunch stemminess, wrapped in dark rose petals.
Palate- follows the nose with ripe fruits and intense flavours to start. The wine unfolds nicely with air and plush fruits are matched by fresh, spicy oak, more dark herbs, rich, fertile earth and refined acidity that lifts fruit weight elegantly to a medium body. Whole bunch characters are evident throughout lending a dry, savoury edge. Structure is superb, texture soft and slightly grippy. Tannins are beautifully integrated, along with the use of oak and pull through to a lovely long and balanced finish.
This is plush, ripe Pinot matched with elegance and finesse and no small amount of complexity.
Thanks to my wine buddy @the_english_wine_guy for giving me the nod, when this was on special in @majesticwine.
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Hiking at Pinnacles. This time we didn't get to the cave we wanted, but it was nice anyway
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Turkwell Dam as seen from an evening flight over the escarpment near Cherangany Hills.
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The moorland landscape at highest peak in the Aberdares range, Ol Doinyo Satima, is seen in the foreground. In the centre right of the photo stands Mt. Kipipiri, the fourth highest peak in Kenya at 3,349m.
In the distance, Lake Naivasha can be seen on the floor of the rift valley. The lake is flanked by Mt. Eburu to the right (2856m) and Mt. Longonot (2776m), seen in the left of the frame.
The peaks of the Mau escarpment are conspicuous in the background due to the greenery from the forests around that altitude.