Top notch Otago pinot with a bit of age. This gorgeous region’s wines can be a bit tightly wound in their youth, but give them a few years, and they blossom. This one is six years old and still fresh as a daisy, yet has developed some stunning secondary savouriness in the form of mushrooms, cedar, thyme, sage and anise. There’s a vibrancy as well, with hints of chocolate, cola and violets, and plenty of fruit jumping out of the glass. This pinot is sitting squarely in its prime drinking window right now, but there’s no harm in laying down a couple bottles to see how it develops even further over the next few years.
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- Central Otago
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- 100% Pinot Noir
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Central Otago is the New Zealand's highest and the world's most southerly wine region at latitude 45°S. It has cold winters, hot summers, cool nights and low rainfall, and is ideally suited to Pinot Noir, which covers 80% of plantings. The rest is mainly planted to Chardonnay, with smatterings of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Gris. Expect character and intensity as the hallmarks of this marginal region.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...