Carrick ‘Billet-Doux’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 15-Oct-2016
A natural wine made with no sulphur or other additions. Abel clone fruit, three barrels made, 10 months in oak, all neutral. Certified organic. Ruby-red colour with slight purple hues. This has a ‘raw and textural’ nose, this being the best way I can describe it, with black fruits along with complexing dried herbs and earth. Sweetly ripe, but also with good acidity levels, the textures very fine and the wine has a smooth line. Good up-front character and flavour, the savouriness of real interest, the tannin structure emerging as the fruit recedes. This has energy, but it could be a little more fleshy? Winemaker Francis Hutt has an adventurous outlook, as can be seen here. 18.0-/20 Oct 2016 RRP $N/A

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