Moko Hills Pinot Noir 2021, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 14-May-2024
The wine is moderately deep crimson, slightly lighter on the rim. The nose is lifted, with aromas of raspberry, strawberry, and black cherry melded softly with thyme, black tea fragrance, chanterelle mushroom, and delicate spice. Medium-full bodied, aromas of black cherry intermixed with raspberry and strawberry, thyme, mushroom, liquorice, cinnamon, black tea and black pepper. The fruit and spices are integrated with a complex range of flavours; savoury mushrooms and herbs enrich and linger with powdery tannins to a broody, spiced, long finish. This Bendigo Pinot Noir is beautifully composed and integrated, with subtle savoury developments, whole cluster fermented contributes to complex layers and a broody, silky finish. Match with tea-smoked duck and lamb shanks over the next 5+ years. Clones 777, 115, Abel & UCD5. Fruit was split into 3 fermentors - 100% whole bunch, 70% whole bunch and 100% destemmed, natural yeast fermented, 23 days on skins, aged in 100% French oak barrels for 12 months, underwent MLF in spring. Unfined, unfiltered. 13.5% alc. 19/20 pts (95 pts) May 2024 RRP $59

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