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Hawkshead Reserve Pinot Noir 2022, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 16-Aug-2023
Bright ruby-red with a purple hue, lighter on edge. The nose shows depth, enticed with aromas of black cherry, blackberry, rich herbs, liquorice hints and undergrowth. Medium-full bodied, aromas of black cherry and blackberry intertwined with rich thyme, liquorice, black pepper, cloves, cinnamon and earthy undergrowth. The wine shows multilayers of herbs, spices and earthy details. Silky tannin extraction contributes structure and substance to an opulent mouthfeel, lends a long, elegant closing. This Pinot Noir shows dark-toned fruit and a bold structure with excellent texture and length. Match with roasted lamb and venison backstrap over the next 8 years. Fruit from Bannockburn (50%), Lowburn (43%) and Gibbston (7%) fermented with 100% indigenous yeasts to 13% alc, aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 28.5% new oak. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Aug 2023 RRP $75  

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