Te Kano Life Pinot Noir 2019, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 25-Jan-2024
Moderately deep crimson with a light bricking, lighter on the rim. The nose is elegantly alluring, with aromas of cherry, dried raspberry, blackberry, desiccated rose, dried herbs and an amalgam of spice. Medium-full bodied, aromas of black cherry, blackberry and dried raspberry entwined with earthy, savoury elements, unfolding mushroom, desiccated rose, dried thyme, liquorice, cinnamon bark and peppercorn. The fruit is concentrated with rich flavour and a lengthy finish. Silky tannin frames the rich fruit, and earthy details linger with black peppercorn and herbs to an elegant, enticing finish. This Central Otago Pinot Noir possesses concentrated fruit enriched by subtly developed flavours and layers, lending an engaging, savoury, long finish. Match with smoked duck breast and lamb loin over the next 5+ years. Fruit from Northburn and Banncokburn, clones Abel, 113, 667, 115 and 777. Handpicked, destemmed, fermented in open-top fermenters over 14-22 days with a small percentage of whole bunch, aged in French oak barrels for 13 months, 24% new oak. 13.8% alc. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Jan 2024 RRP $47.99  

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