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Three Miners Warden’s Court Pinot Noir 2020, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 26-Oct-2021
Bright, moderately deep ruby-red colour with good transparency, lighter edged. The nose is vibrant, underlined spice and power, aromas of red cherries, plums melded with roasted coffee and black pepper. Medium-bodied, succulent aromas of cherries, plums are spiced with black pepper, rosemary and violet, a hint of mocha lingering. The fruit is ripe, presented with depth and length; liquorice, savoury complexity unfolds on the closing. The mouthfeel is smooth and elegant, possesses supple, lightly powdery tannin extraction and a black tea fragrant edge. This is a harmonious Pinot Noir with a juicy fruit core, violet, black pepper and rich herb details on a silky palate. Match with pork ribeye and roasted duck over the next 5+ years. Handpicked fruit from Three Miners Vineyard, Alexandra, cold-soaked in open-top fermenters for 5 days, fermented to 13.5% alc, post-ferment maceration for 4 days, then aged in French oak barrels. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) Oct 2021 RRP $45

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