Black Quail Central Otago Pinot Noir (2019)

The youthful 2019 vintage (5*) is the best yet. Hand-harvested at Bannockburn, it was matured in French oak casks (25 per cent new), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Full, bright ruby, it is enticingly perfumed, mouthfilling and supple, with vibrant, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, well-integrated oak, fresh acidity and a finely textured finish. A vigorous, intensely varietal red, it's well worth cellaring to mid-2023+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $49 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed April 2022

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