Greystone Thomas Brothers Pinot Noir 2019, North Canterbury

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 09-Jun-2021
Deep purple-ruby, slightly hazy, lighter on edge. The nose is full of elegance and power; aromas of herbs, sweet blackberries, dark cherries are almost plummy, melded with earth, peppery supple spices, enticing minty herbs fragrance lingered. Medium-full bodied, complexing aromas of dark fruit, minty herbs and thyme interweave with an amalgam of spices and liquorice. Forest floor, earthy elements unfold, linger to a long, sustained closing. The wine is multi-layered with clarity and concentration. Velvety mouthfeel formed by fine-grained tannin extraction; supported by lacy and integrated acidity, it's evident that the wine has a solid structure to develop more complexity and further ageing. Serve decanted, match with herb-crusted lamb and wild boar over the next 10+ years. Fruit sourced from a single block, wild fermented with 15% whole bunch, aged 16 months in barrels, 33% new oak. Unfined and unfiltered, only released in exceptional vintages. 19+/20 pts (96 mths) June 2021 RRP $120

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