Black Quail Pinot Noir 2019, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 06-Apr-2022
Deep ruby, youthful, even colour throughout. This has a fragrant and alluring bouquet, gently releasing aromas of black cherries, black raspberries, melded with floral, forest floor and delicate oak spices. Medium-bodied, black raspberries and cherries have a taut and juicy core; savoury elements unfold with a hint of earth, and forest floor, followed by delicate floral, cinnamon and black pepper. The mouthfeel is smooth with supple, dusty tannin extraction and elegantly coated the palate with a silky veil. Lacy acidity provides focus and length, carries the fruit to a long, satisfying finish. This is a youthful, poise-structured Pinot Noir with black fruit with elegance and depth, lacy acidity and a silky, long finish. Match with roasted quail and smoked duck over the next 8+ years. Handpicked, fermented with 30% whole bunch to 13% alc, aged in French oak barrels, 25% new oak. Unfined & unfiltered. 19/20 pts (95 pts) Apr 2022 RRP $49

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