Rockburn Pinot Noir 2020, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 12-Aug-2021
Deep, ruby-black with a deep purple hue, lighter edged. This nose is intensely aromatic and full, underlying alcohol power; black cherry aromas melded with blackberries, an amalgam of barrel spices and black pepper. Medium-full bodied, aromas of ripe cherries, blackberries and plums unfold, entwined with liquorice, black pepper, barrel spices and a hint of roasted coffee beans. Fine-grained tannin extractions contribute to a silky palate; balanced and integrated acidity linger to a powerful, spicy closing. This is a powerful, black-fruited Pinot Noir with spices on a silky palate. Match with Moroccan lamb and peppercorn cured venison over the next 4-5 years. Fruit was sourced from Gibbston 15%, Parkburn 85%, 1 to 4 days maceration, fermented over 1 week to 14% alc, post-ferment maceration for 10-14 days. Aged 10 months in French oak, 33% new oak, 18% 1 year old. 18.5-/20 pts (92 pts) Aug 2021 RRP $49.99

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