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Rockburn Twelve Barrels Pinot Noir 2022, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 12-Sep-2023
Light, ruby-red with a light haze (unfiltered), even colour throughout. This has a raw expression, displaying pure cherry, blueberry, plum, sweet spice and a hint of minerals. Medium-light bodied, cherry, blueberry and plum aromas have a pure core, unfolding vanilla, cinnamon and a floral touch. Fine powdery tannins reflecting minerals glide along the palate with lacy acidity; a warming, spiced finish carries a sustained finish. This Gibbston Pinot Noir is delicate and pure on a gentle flow. Match with pork fowl and duck over the next 8+ years. Fruit from Gibbston Back Road Vineyard, clone 6, fermented in 7-tonne fermenter, 8 days cold soaked, fermented over one week to 14% alc, 10 days post-fermentation maceration, aged 14 months in French oak, 50% new oak. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Sept 2023 RRP $99

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