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7th Heaven Pinot Noir 2016, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 01-Mar-2022
Deep, ruby-black with good transparency, lighter on the rim. The nose is gentle with a dense expression of blackberries, cherries, plums melded with black pepper and subtle dried herb and leaf in the mix. Medium-full bodied, aromas of cherries, plums and blackberries have a vibrant core, black tea, dried herb interweave a hint of smoke and oak spice. Lacy acidity enlivens the mouthfeel and adds to the aromatic lift of the fruit, and grainy tannins provide a dry texture and grip. This carries to a firm lingering finish. This is an elegant, taut, black and red fruited Pinot Noir, with lacy acidity and a firm finish. Match with roasted lamb and pork over the next 3-4 years. Handpicked clones 777, Abel, 115, fermented with 30% whole bunch, aged for 10 months approx in French oak barrels, 15% new oak. 12% alc. Vegan friendly. 16.5+/20 pts (84 pts) Feb 2022 RRP $36

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