Small Theory Omihi Clay Pinot Noir 2014, North Canterbury

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 10-May-2022
Deep, ruby-red with a garnet tinge, slightly lighter on the rim. This has a sweet, round bouquet filled the glass with cherries, plums with concentration, melded with thyme, earth underlying sweet spice. Medium-full bodied, aromas of dark cherries and plums are concentrated with richness and depth, entwined with thyme, liquorice, clove and cinnamon bark, linger with an earth tone and mushroom. Integrated acidity constructs to length and vitality; uplift dark herb and spice. The mouthfeel is velvety and smooth; ripe tannins echo the clay, earthy soil nuances and added weight. This Pinot Noir speaks volumes with elegant ripe fruit, herb and spice, integrated harmoniously and shows a sense of place. Match with lamb racks and roasted beetroot over the next 5-7 years. 25-years-old vines on their own roots, certified organic, handpicked, hand-sorted, indigenous yeasts fermented to 13.8% alc, a month of skin maceration, aged in French oak barrels, 20% new oak. 1,434 bottles produced. 19-/20 pts (94 pts) May 2022 RRP $

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