Misha's Vineyard The High Note Central Otago Pinot Noir (2019)

Estate-grown at Bendigo, in the Cromwell Basin, the very youthful, vigorous 2019 vintage (5*) was hand-harvested, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured for a year in French oak hogsheads (25 per cent new). Full, bright ruby, it is mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, with concentrated cherry, plum and spice flavours, savoury notes adding complexity, fresh, finely balanced acidity and supple tannins. Showing obvious potential for cellaring, it should be at its best 2023+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $48 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Classic.

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 33
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 30
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 28
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 29
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 28
Vintage: 2014; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 27
Vintage: 2013; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Vintage: 2012; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Vintage: 2011; Winemaker’s Rating: 5/7; When to Drink: 22 – 23
Vintage: 2010; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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