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PINOT NOIR 2018 Waipara Valley, North Canterbury, South Island
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer GREYSTONE
New in Vintages. This premium tier of Greystone comes from it own vineyards. Bright faintly ambering medium-deep red colour. Attractive, intense, slightly spicy, fairly complex, ripe, strawberry-raspberry-crancherry fruit on the nose with some complex, very gently cedary notes. Dry, medium bodied, fairly dense, slightly spicy, bright, ripe, plummy, crancherry flavours with a lingering, fairly high-acid, gently cedary, schisty finish. This 10% whole bunch, wild ferment of four clones (115/667/777/5) was aged in 28% new French oak for 11months. It has 13.5% alcohol and under 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L19092 on the back label. Screwcap closure. CSPC 30151
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country New Zealand
Rating ***(92 points)
Ripe, Spicy, Bright, Nicely Textured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Fragrant, floral, varietal and fruity. A delightful and enticing bouquet of red and purple skinned fruits, a core of minerality and gentle savoury tones. Youthful, crisp and salivating on the palate. Flavours of red cherry and plum, wild forest flowers and a core minerality. Fine tannins with an equally fine chalky texture, low to moderate oak flavours and textures, youthful acid line and lengthy elegant finish. Best drinking from day of purchase and through 2028+. Score - 95 (Cameron Douglas, MS, camdouglasms.com, Sept. 8, 2021) Price $ 33.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - July 8, 2023
Cases bought 44 (12 bottles per case)

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