Domain Road Pinot Noir 2019, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 08-Feb-2021
Deep, ruby-black with brilliant clarity, lighter on the rim. The nose is attractive, gently full with black cherries, blackberries melded with well-proportioned thyme, black peppercorns and sweet spices. Medium-full bodied, aromas of black and red cherries, blackberries entwined with thyme; black pepper, vanilla and nutmeg lifted the finish. The fruit is perfectly ripe with good balance and concentration; acidity flow along like lace; fine-grained tannin provides backbone structure and velvety mouthfeel. The wine is alluring with beautiful fineness and a velvety tannin structure. Match with lamb and hare over the next 6+ years. Handpicked fruit from Domain Road and Defiance Vineyards, destemmed, fermented to 13.5% alc, aged in French oak barriques, 30% new for 10 months. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Feb 2021 RRP $40

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