Rockburn Eight Barrels Gibbston Pinot Noir 2019, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 31-Aug-2020
Deep, bright ruby-black, slightly lighter on edge. The nose is fragrantly aromatic, red florals, fragrant raspberries, balsamic-marinated-cherries melded with fresh herbs, delicate spices, underlying earthy element. Medium-bodied, a concentrated core of fruit of sweet cherries, sun-dried red plums along with fragrant florals building-up on the palate, unveiling delicate spices, herbs and earthy underlay. The palate is harmonious, concentrated fruit detail and florals hauling complexing subtleties of thyme, lemon myrtle, cinnamon, nutmeg across the palate. Fine-grained tannin extraction is silky and seamless, integrated with the fruit, provides a comforting, elegant texture line, lingers to a linear, sustained finish. Acidity brings lightness to the palate, lacy and well-balanced, gives the wine lifting support. This is a harmonious Pinot Noir with complexing flavours of concentrated fruit, florals and herbs, on a seamless, silky tannin texture line. Match with venison loin and ribs over the next 8-10 years. 100% Pinot Noir, Clone 5 & 6, from Gibbston region. 13.5% alc. Aged in French oak for 14 months, 75% new. 19/20 pts Aug 2020 RRP $96

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