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Fancrest Reserve Pinot Noir 2019, North Canterbury

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 30-Nov-2023
Lightly hazy (unfiltered), medium crimson, even colour throughout. The nose is enticing, with raspberry, red cherry, young plum, rosehip, and sweet spice overlying mushroom, herb, earth and mealy nuances. Medium-bodied, aromas of red fruit melded with rosehip, forming a taut core, unveiling vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, mushroom, earthy/ ashy elements and a hint of game. The wine shows concentration and tautness with tightly bounded tannins throughout the palate, drawing a long line and elegantly expressed, reflecting its origin, the limestone slope it grew on. The refined layers carry a lengthy, chalky finish. Match with smoked duck breast and mushroom risotto over the next 8 years. Fermented to 12.4% alc, unfined and unfiltered, zero added sulphites. Vegan friendly. BroGro organic certified. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Nov 2023 RRP $65  

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