Rockburn Pinot Noir 2022, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 08-May-2023
Moderately deep crimson, slight on the rim. The nose is soft with sweet fruit aromas of cherry and plum, underlying dark herb, floral and delicate spice. Medium-bodied, black cherry and plum aromas are savoury, melded with liquorice, rose, thyme, vanilla and cinnamon. The fruit is sweet with savoury, herbaceous complexity. Silky and supple tannins lightly dusted the mouthfeel, smooth flowing with balanced, ripe acidity. This elegant Pinot Noir with lush fruit and herbaceous details is presented on a soft, supple, approachable palate. Match with lamb shabu shabu and venison carpaccio over the next 5+ years. Fruit from Parkburn 85% and Gibbston 15%, fermented in 7-tonne fermenters, 1-4 days maceration, fermented over 1 week, followed by another 10-14 days fermentation. Aged 10 months in French oak, 33% new oak, 18% 1-year-old, balance in 2-3-year-old, 13.5% alc. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) May 2023 RRP $48

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