09 James MacPhail Vagon Rouge Pinot Noir ($59) ☺☺

When winemaker James Macphail pulls together a blend of his own favourite wines you just have a hunch it's going to be good. In this case the mixture of the 09 stellar fruit and the skill of the winemaker make this a great pinot which I think will be good for years to come. The intense cherry cola nose which continues to evolve over time coupled with the lush tannin structure guarantee a great combination. The palate is of cherry, cola and strawberries all brought together with a hint of spice. The wine needs to be stood up a couple of days before begin opened and then decanted carefully as it does contain sediment. 

© John Holmes 2014