Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2019, North Canterbury

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 02-Jul-2021
Bright, ruby-red, slightly lighter edged. The nose is elegantly full, complex range of aromas filled the glass, thyme, lavender melded with black cherries, blackberries, followed by a lifting of black pepper and subtle earthiness. Medium-full bodied, elegantly presented aromas of blackberries, black cherries, almost plummy fruit interweave black pepper, lavender and thyme. The palate is rounded and smooth; silky-fine tannin provides a light grip and emphasises the spices. Fragrant aromas of lavender and thyme are attractive, complementing the black fruit beautifully. This is a charmingly fragranced Pinot Noir with flavours of floral, black fruit and earth with concentration and finesse. Match with wild boar and herb-crusted lamb rack over the next 8+ years. Handpicked, approx 40% whole cluster, wild fermented to 13% alc, 7 days post-fermentation maceration, aged in Burgundian coopers for 15 months, 40% new oak. 19/20 pts (95 pts) July 2021 RRP $54

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