Wild Earth Earth & Sky Pinot Noir 2020, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 25-Jun-2021
Deep ruby-red with a slight purple hue, lighter on edge. The bouquet is softly full, elegant and fragrant. Black cherries, blackcurrants aromas are lifting, melded with herbal essence, aromatic tree bark, thyme, unfolding black pepper, cinnamon spices. Medium-full bodied, black cherries, blackcurrants enhanced by raspberries, black pepper; cinnamon and cloves linger with thyme and herbal elements. Concentrated range of fruit, added interest by spices and herbal fragrances. Tightly weaved fine-grained tannin has density and a velvety nature, provides ageing potential alongside lively acidity. Will benefit from cellaring for 5 years or decanting. Match with venison wellington and lamb over the next 10 years. The fruit was sourced from Bannockburn, 15% whole cluster, fermented to 14% alc. 18-25 days on skins, aged in French oak barriques for 12 months, 25% new oak. Unfined, unfiltered, vegan friendly. 19/20 pts (95 pts) June 2021 RRP $65

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