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Rockburn The Art Pinot Noir 2021, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 15-Sep-2022
Deep, moderate ruby-red, lighter on the rim. This has a lifted, elegant bouquet with aromas of hibiscus, Morello cherry, plum entwined with vanilla and whole bunch nuance. Medium-full bodied, concentrated aromas of Morello cherry plum intertwined with hibiscus, vanilla, cinnamon and savoury stalk element. The wine is well-defined, with concentrated, balanced ripe fruit, spice elements and lacy acidity. Velvety tannin extraction provides structure and perfume aromatics. This refined Pinot Noir shows well-defined layers, well-balanced flavour and structure and will benefit from cellaring. Match with roasted duck and lamb rack over the next 10 years. Fruit from Dunston foothills, clone 115, cold soaked 8 days in 7-tonne fermenter, fermented with 30% whole bunch over one week with daily plunging, post ferment maceration for 10 days, then aged 14 months in French oak, 50% new oak. 19+/20 pts (96 pts) Sep 2022 RRP $99

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