Hawkshead Pinot Noir 2019, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 06-Aug-2020
Deep, medium luminous ruby-red, faintly lighter on the rim. The nose is elegant and charming with fragrances of red florals, red cherries, red currants, melded with herbaceous wild thyme, forest floor and a red liquorice undertone. Medium-bodied, aromas of red cherries, red currants and violet, interweaved thyme, forest floor and savoury charm. The fruit is with concentration, ripe and lush with plenty of acidities to provide freshness and longevity. The mouthfeel is velvety and elegant, on a fine-grained tannin texture line and lacy acidity drive, lingering to a sustained finish. This is a charming and elegant Pinot Noir with the Gibbston sub-region subtleties, assembled by aromas of red fruit, florals, herbaceous and forest floor details. Match with game fowls and mushrooms over the next 4-6 years. 100% fruit from Gibbston. Fermented to 12.5% alc, 20% whole bunches. Aged in French oak barrels for 10 months, 15.5% new. 668 cases produced. 19/20 pts Aug 2020 RRP $44

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