The incredible PinotNZ conference wraps in Wellington New Zealand today. After seeing all the social media posts from panelists and attendees, I’ll be ensuring I book a ticket for the next one. My #FOMO has been realised. Anyways, here’s a young pinot from young vines (planted in 2006) on the shores of Lake Dunstan in Central Otago. Exclusive sales in Australia to Dan Murphy’s BWS and Woolworth’s Liquor.
Toi Toi, Clutha Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, 2015
Good crimson in the glass. Floral plums and tight cherry smells with a wedge of stinky/meaty/savoury pâté and some wet bluestone/minerality. Sweet oak tinged palate before rich, warming plum sauce, sour acidity and some herby thyme after thoughts. Tannins appear regional: sinewy and muscular. As the vines get older this will be producing some quality however ‘d like to see the oak spared a little.