2019 Kawarau Pinot NoirCentral Otago
$ 40.00 NZD $ 50.00 NZD
One hundred percent barrique aged Pinot Noir from the Gibbston Valley.
Deep plum with purple hues. Bright aromatics of blackberry, plum, black cherry, aniseed, liquorice, cloves and violets. Silky entry of ripe plum and blackberry with a savoury chocolaty backbone. Fine grained tannin and a mineral acidity lead to a long and balanced finish with good focus.
~ 94 Points/Excellent ~
Aromatic and enticing, youthful, fruity and varietal scents of white and dark red raspberry, black currant and fruit spice. Toasty barrel scents of clove and vanilla with a cinnamon and cedar edge layer in complexity while a savoury mineral suggestion reflects Otago and Gibbston. Dry, savoury and fruity with flavours of dried herb and smoky barrel spices, youthful firm-ish tannins, a touch of gun flint and mineral and balanced acid line. Overall a lovely wine that is young and needing some development time. Well made and should be ready for excellent drinking from the end of 2022 or early 2023 through 2029.
- Cameron Douglas