Hawkshead Pinot Noir 2021, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 27-Jul-2022
Deep, ruby-red with good transparency, slightly lighter on edge. This has a savoury, intense bouquet, with aromas of mushroom, herb, and spice underlying red and black cherries. Medium-bodied, youthful fruit of red and black cherries intermixed with strawberries, oregano and black pepper, cinnamon, and finish with a hint of savouriness. The mouthfeel is light and pure with supple tannins; a buoyant, balanced acid backbone compliments the sweet fruit. This is a youthful, appealing Pinot Noir with bright fruit, spice and a silky mouthfeel. Match with roasted pork and pigeon over the next 4-5 years. Fruit from Lowburn, fermented with 40% whole bunches, 100% indigenous yeast, total time on skins 22-26 days, aged in French oak barrels for 10 months, 15% new oak. 13.5% alc, vegan friendly. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) July 2022 RRP $49.50 

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