Wild Earth Pinot Noir 2019, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 11-Sep-2020
Vibrant ruby-red with some depth, slightly lighter on edge with a deep-purple hue. The nose is elegantly in proportion, with fragrant, intense nuances of sweet-scented black cherries, red berries, melded with an amalgam of delicate spices, unfolding dark florals and aromatic tree bark. Medium-bodied, the palate is poised, sweet-fruited flavours of black cherries, red berries form a concentrated core with a savoury undertone. Mouthwatering minerals entwined deep florals, thyme and an amalgam of spices linger to linearity. The wine is in well-proportion of flavours; the sweet-scented fruit is concentrated with good intensity and depth; balanced by a savoury earth element. The mouthfeel is refined and elegant, possess dusty fine-grained tannin, underlying smooth, lacy acidity. The wine carries a sleek lingering finish. Match with smoked duck breast and roasted quail over the next 4-6 years. Fermented to 13.5% alc, around 21% whole bunches. Aged in French oak for approx 12 months, 22% new. 18.5+/20 pts Sept 2020 RRP $40  

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