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Valli Waitaki Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022, North Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 23-Nov-2023
Light ruby-red, youthful, even colour throughout. This has an enticing, elegant bouquet with deep floral, sweet herbs and spices, underlying ripe red cherry, strawberry, and an earthy undertone. Medium-light bodied, aromas of red cherry intermixed raspberry, black cherry, floral, thyme, charred wood, cinnamon and allspice, underlying an earthy, savoury undertone. The refined wine showcases bright red fruit, spice and earth, along with a chalky thread and lacy acidity. Silky, delicate tannins reflect savoury, earthy elements and lend a long, engaging finish. This Waitaki Pinot Noir possesses enticing red fruit and delicate aromas, expressed on a chalky palate stamped Waitaki. Match with quail and duck over the next 10+ years. Fruit from Grant's Road, fermented with 5% whole bunch to 12.5% alc, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 30% new oak. 19/20 pts (95 pts) Nov 2023 RRP $95  

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