Maori Point Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir 2016, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 28-Jul-2020
Deep, medium ruby-red with depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is deep and concentrated with flavours of red fruit, earth, savoury cured meat, game, entwined with deep red florals, thyme, subtle cedar and a layer of schist mineral. The aromas are concentrated with richness. Medium-full bodied, flavours of spiced plums, dark cherries and deep red florals, melded with development of dried thyme, game, cured meat, enlivened by a subtle layer of schist mineral. The aromas are complex with good intensity and weight. Fine-grained tannin extraction, reminiscent of Pu-er tea tannins, supple and earthy, along with spices and sweet liquorice carries the wine to a long sustained finish. Complexing flavours, gently nutty, warm chocolate, cedar characters unfolding as the wine aerated. This is an elegantly developed Pinot Noir with complexing flavours and interest; still, lots of have time ahead. Match with lamb and venison over the next 5-6 years. From the 1-acre Professors' Block, planted in 2002, clones Able, 10/5. Native yeasts fermented to 14.1% alc. Unfined, unfiltered. Vegan friendly. 19/20 pts July 2020 RRP $79.95

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