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Hawkshead Reserve Pinot Noir 2021, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 05-Apr-2022
Deep crimson, lighter on the rim. This has a broody, dark aromatic bouquet, nuances of cherries, raspberries entwined with a hint of savoury earth, dark herb and floral, followed by youthful oak details penetrating vanilla, cinnamon. Medium-full bodied, cherries, raspberries formed a vibrant core, savoury earth, thyme and floral enriched by barrel spice, toasty oak elements. The mouthfeel is rich with a grip of fine-grained tannin extraction, youthful in appearance. Lively acidity lengthens and lightens the structure. This is a structured Pinot Noir with red fruit, savoury details and a fine-grained tannin grip in its youth, will be rewarded with another 2-3 years in bottle. Match with roasted lamb and hare over the next 8 years. Handpicked fruit from Lowburn and Gibbston, destemmed, fermented to 13% alc, and aged in French oak barrels. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) Apr 2022 RRP $69.50

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