Misha’s Vineyard The High Note Pinot Noir 2020, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 06-Sep-2022
Deep purple with a ruby hue, lighter on the rim. This has a full, enticing bouquet with good energy, penetrating macerated cherry, black raspberry, thyme, sweet vanilla and oak spice. Medium-bodied, macerated cherry and black raspberry form a rich core alongside thyme, bergamot, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. The fruit shows concentration; lively acidity enlivens and lengthens the palate, and spices bring a warming and lengthy finish. Fine, silky tannins construct and frame the sweet fruit and spice details. This elegant, dark-fruited Pinot Noir shows beautifully structured mouthfeel and lively acidity. Match with roasted duck and lamb over the next 6-8 years. Cold soaked for 5-7 days, fermented naturally with 15% whole bunches to 14% alc, 24 days on skins, racked to 300-litre French oak barrels for 21 months approx, 29% new oak. Inoculated MLF in barrels. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) Sep 2022 RRP $48

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