Wild Irishman Three Colleens Pinot Noir 2019, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 18-Jan-2021
Deep, ruby-red with a slight garnet hue and some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is delicately fragrant; it has an old-world essence, softly presented nuances of floral melded with subtlely savoury cherry-plum aromas, along with a hint of pepper, thyme and earth. Medium-bodied, aromas of red cherries, raspberries are fragrant, adorn by black pepper, underlines thyme and earth. The palate is smooth, structured by silky tannins; lacy acid tension weaves with the sweet fruit intensity, lends an elegant, fragrant-fruited finish. This is a delicately fragrant, alluring Pinot Noir slowly revealing its essence on a silky, lingering palate. Match with tea-smoked duck with pickled mushroom over the next 6+ years. Fruit from Mt Rose Lodge Vineyard at 470m above sea level in the Gibbston subregion is one of the highest in NZ. Wild yeast fermented to 13% alc, minimal sulphur added only at the end of MLF, unfined, unfiltered. 35 cases produced. 19-/20 pts (95 pts) Jan 2021 RRP $99

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