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"Hallmarks of a classic Otago Pinot" Cameron Douglas, MS

"Finely textured palate displaying juicy fruit flavours together with rounded mouthfeel" Wine Orbit

Perfect with roast chick, grilled salmon, duck, paté, honey roasted beetroot & caramelized brussel sprouts

Mystery Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 (01)

Member rating / 37
$16.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $29.99 $26.08
6 Btls, $101.94 6 Btls, $88.64


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Mystery Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 (01)

Mystery Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 (01)

Member rating / 37
Hallmarks of a classic Otago Pinot are on show with fruits scents of fresh raspberry and red cherry...
$16.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $29.99 $26.08
6 Btls, $101.94 6 Btls, $88.64

Accolades

Awarded 90/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Apr 2021

Awarded 88/100 Points & 4 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Mar 2021

Description

  • French oak
  • Red fruits & beetroot
  • Nutmeg
  • Delicate acidity

"Ripe, fleshy, fruity and varietal bouquet. Hallmarks of a classic Otago Pinot are on show with fruits scents of fresh raspberry and red cherry, a mild wild thyme savoury line and stony mineral core. Aromas follow through on the palate as flavours that mirror the nose with raspberry, and wild red cherry, a foundation of firm-ish chalky textured tannins, youthful acid line and a savoury mineral under-currant" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Apr 2021

"It's elegantly expressed on the nose showing spiced cherry, olive, game and toasted nut aromas, leading to a finely textured palate displaying juicy fruit flavours together with rounded mouthfeel, finishing smooth and attractively savoury" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Mar 2021

The resulting wine is sophisticated and soothing drink, very comfortable in its own skin. It possesses a bouquet of bright red fruits, not quite ripe plums, violets and potpourri. The palate is equally gentle in its approach. Raspberry and strawberry notes give way to some earthy beetroot and savoury influences. The tannin profile is velvety and is supported by a delicate acidity with hints of five spice and nutmeg.

The fruit for this wine was sourced in small parcels from a number of growers across a number Central Otago’s sub-regions. A mix of clones was used to further add complexity. These included Pinot Noir clones 777, 667, 10/5, Abel, 115, 114, 5, and 6.

The 2018/19 growing season was not without its challenges for Central Otago growers. Early season frosts were followed by a cool and wet November. The weather settled into a dry and warm summer before April arrived with more cool, wet weather and frosts. Despite the challenges at bookends of the season, the fruit was harvested ripe and clean in April.

The fruit for this wine was hand-picked and fermented predominately in open top fermenters. A small amount of whole bunch was used in some of the ferments to contribute florals and spice. Cap management was kept to a minimum in order to express the more ethereal nature of Pinot Noir. The individual components were matured in mostly older oak barrels. Once again so as not to overwhelm the delicate fruit expressions with gaudy new oak. The wine was left to evolve and mature for close to 18 months, before being blended, finished and bottled.

Food Pairing: Roast chicken, grilled or barbequed salmon. Of course, duck is always good with Pinot Noir. For the brave palates chicken liver paté or pork rillette. For the less carnivorous try honey roasted beetroot, caramelised Brussel sprouts, or mushroom risotto.

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Screw Cap

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Alcohol

13%

Delivery

NZ (from $5.99)

Member Rating

4 Stars

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User comments (17)

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B
Great wine value for money

Blar - 26/10/2021

H
Great drop. That’s my second order of this. Cheers

Hilary - 29/09/2021

r
awesome

robert - 13/09/2021

M
Excellent will buy again

Michael - 12/09/2021

Really good fast delivery great wine ??

Karen - 11/09/2021

C
A very good wine for the price

Charles - 11/09/2021

J
Very nice wine

Janine - 06/09/2021

Yummy!

kelly - 03/09/2021

Lightish for a Central Otago pinot noir but nice and fruity. Very pleasant.

Michael - 20/11/2021

Enjoying this wine, good value and would buy again.

Valerie - 07/11/2021

S
Enjoyed .Ordered another box

Steve - 19/09/2021

R
Smooth and mellow

Roger - 18/09/2021

H
Excellent wine. Would buy again

Hilary - 18/09/2021

Pleasant ,and smooth on the palette

Alison - 18/09/2021

M
First time trying this wine and really enjoying it. I will definitely purchase this one again.

Margaret - 07/09/2021

Great bang for your buck. X

Cushla - 02/09/2021

V
Quite a nice drinkable Pinot, definitely worth trying.

Vicki - 29/09/2021


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