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Nga Waka Lease Block Pinot Noir 2020, Martinborough

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 15-Jan-2022
Deep, ruby-red, slightly lighter edged. The nose is elegantly presented, soft and sweet aroma of strawberries, cherry-plums, melded with spice, vanilla and herb. Medium-full bodied, strawberries and cherry-plums have a sweet core, interweave vanilla, cardamon, cinnamon and rosemary. Fine-grained silky tannin lightly coated the mouthfeel, and lacy acidity provided a fine backbone. This elegant Pinot Noir possesses a sweet fruit core, harmonious oak detail and a poised structure. Match with pigeon and roast pork over the next 5+ years. Fermented with 15% whole bunches to 14% alc, total maceration time 20 days, MLF in thigh-grain French oak barriques, aged for 16 months, 30% new oak. Unfined, unfiltered. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Jan 2022 RRP $45

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