Ostlers Estate Pinot Noir 2020, Waitaki Valley

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 15-Oct-2021
Deep ruby-red colour with good transparency, lighter on edge. The nose is softly fragranced and fresh, penetrating aromas of black cherries, black raspberries and plum suggestions, entwined with a herbaceous core of thyme, pine and spice. Medium-bodied, the palate is filled with aromas of black raspberries, cherries and plums, adorned by black pepper, thyme and a hint of dark cocoa. The mouthfeel is smooth; silkened tannin flows on a creamy palate. The fruit has good concentration; ripe fruit aromas are emphasised by black pepper linger. This is a silky, black-fruited Pinot Noir with good balance and concentration. Match with slow-cooked pork and lamb over the next 5 years. Destemmed, fermented in open-top fermenters to 13.5% alc, aged in French oak barriques, 6% new oak. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) Oct 2021 RRP $45

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