Domain Road Pinot Noir 2020, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 06-Apr-2022
Deep, ruby-red with a purple hue, slightly lighter on the rim. The nose is broody and alluring, with aromas of blackberries, black cherries, interweave pine, thyme, cloves and fragrant oak elements. Medium-full bodied, perfumed fruit of blackberries, cherries melded with pine and thyme, unfolding cloves, cinnamon bark and a hint of earth. Savoury tannins are fragrant and rich, adding a velvety, fine-grained grip to the mouthfeel. Balanced, lacy acidity carries the flavour to a long, perfumed finish. This black-fruited Pinot Noir shows balance, strength, power, and elegance and will be rewarded with short-term ageing. Match with hare and lamb over the next 10+ years. Handpicked fruit from Defiance Vineyard in Bannockburn, clones 113, 115, 943 and Abel, destemmed into stainless steel tanks with 10% whole bunch approx, fermented to 13.5% alc, aged 10 months in French oak barriques, 30% new. 19+/20 pts (96 pts) Apr 2022 RRP $40

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