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Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir 2021, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 28-Sep-2023
Medium ruby-red, slightly lighter on edge. It has a powerful bouquet with red cherry, plum, thyme, oregano aromas, a hint of game and sweet spices. Medium-full bodied, nuances of cherry and plum intertwined with thyme, oregano, violet, hint of game, cinnamon, liquorice and anise. The fruit is ripe with good balance and depth; it integrates harmoniously with bright acidity. Fine-grained tannin extraction is scented with black tea and violet fragrance provides fine structure and layers. This is an enticing Pinot Noir with beautiful aromatics, vitality and a harmonious flow. Ready to drink, but will benefit from cellaring. Match with roasted pigeon and smoked duck over the next 10 years. Clones 115, 777, 667 and clone 5, destemmed, wild fermented in concrete and oak open-top fermenter, 14.5% alc, 18-22 total days on skins, aged 12 months in barrels, 33% new oak, and further aged for 6 months in old barrels after blending. Unfined, unfiltered. 19+/20 pts (96 pts) Sept 2023 RRP $115

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