Region: Central Otago
After the total exuberance of the uber-ripe and generously proportioned 2018 vintage we return to focused, concentrated, refinement with our 2019 Central Otago Pinot Noir. A challenging vintage which shows how detail and depth can run side by side with great clarity.
From the moment this wine hits the glass it has an air of grace and presence, dark cherries and Mister Lincoln Rose aromatics with subtle spice and a detailed mineral note, incredibly vibrant and dense but perfumed at the same time.
The entry is all cherries, I can’t make up my mind as with which variety but, I want to say it’s a cross between Bing and Morello. Lots of very fine textured tannin too adding structure and substance to the mid palate. There is liquorice spice and the lightest hint of graphite giving complexity. Most importantly though, it has the elegance and refinement we have come expect from our wines.