South Island Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Central Otago pinot noir really has improved at all price points over the last decade. The wines I see are increasingly complex and savoury, perhaps a function of vine age. This wine is rather good for a $16 Central Otago pinot noir. It has aromas of stems and ripe cranberries. The palate has a savoury and lightly tannic edge that is definitively pinot noir grown in a climate suited to it, with a slight fruit sweetness consistent with its climate. Rating: Good. Abv: 13%. Price: $16. Source: Sample.

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