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Wild Earth Earth & Sky Pinot Noir 2022, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 17-May-2023
Medium ruby-black, lighter on the rim. The bouquet is elegant and gently full, with aromas of Bing cherry, raspberry and plum, entwined with spice and floral elements. Medium-full bodied, aromas of Bing and black cherry, raspberry and plum are integrated, presented with weight and concentration, unveiling savoury nuances of mushroom, liquorice, thyme, and whole bunches fragrance of violet and cinnamon. The cool-climate acidity contributes a vibrant line of freshness and uplifts the concentrated, rich palate. Supple, fine tannins adorned a velvety mouthfeel. This silky Pinot Noir possesses a complex range of fruit, spice, floral and savoury elements on an elegantly presented mouthfeel with depth and harmony. Match with venison tataki and rack of lamb over the next 8+ years. Fruit from three vineyards in Bannockburn, fermented separately with a range of 0-33% whole bunches, resulting in around 20% whole bunch, total time on skins from 21-28 days, aged approx 11 months in French oak barriques, 25% new oak, the balance in 2-5-year-old. 14% alc. 19/20 pts (95 pts) May 2023 RRP $68

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