Black Quail Estate Pinot Noir 2017, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 30-Jul-2021
Deep ruby-red with some transparency, slightly lighter edged. The nose is soft with intensity, nuances of Bing cherries, blueberries entwined with thyme, minty herbs and baking spice mix. Medium-full bodied, aromas of Bing cherries, raspberries are succulent, melded with dried thyme, minty herbs and an amalgam of spices. Flavours have good concentration and depth, enriched by tightly-weaved velvety tannin with a fine grip, framed a fine structure for this wine to develop. Acidity is lively and integrated, provides freshness and strength. This is a structured Pinot Noir with concentrated fruit and a fine tannin structure still at youth. Match with venison backstrap and ox tongue terrine over the next 6-8 years. The fruit was sourced from Bannockburn, fermented with 26% whole bunch to 13.4% alc, aged in French oak, 25% new oak, unfined and unfiltered. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) July 2021 RRP $45

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