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Wild Earth Earth & Sky Pinot Noir 2023, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 11-Jun-2024
Deep, rich purple, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full, with pure aromas of cherry, mulberry and plum, melded with subtle herb, floral details, and spice. Medium-bodied, aromas of black cherry, mulberry and plum are succulent and pure, entwined with red floral, thyme, nutmeg and black pepper. As it aerated, unfolded mushroom, black tea fragrant. The perfectly ripened fruit shows purity and enticing acidity; silky, filigree tannin smartly framed the attractive fruit, lending a long, alluring finish. This sleek and charming Pinot Noir is already tasty, but cellaring will be rewarded. Match with roasted pigeon and duck breast over the next 10+ years. Fruit from 2 vineyard sites in Bannockburn, fermented separately with a range of whole bunches, around 25% whole bunch in the final blend, on skins for 21-28 days, aged 11 months fine grain French oak barriques, 20% new oak, the rest 2-5 years-old. Unfined, unfiltered. 13.5% alc. 19+/20 (96 pts) Jun 2024 RRP $69

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