Pegasus Bay Aged Release Pinot Noir (2012)

Rereleased recently at 10 years old, the 2012 vintage (5*) was hand-picked at Waipara, in North Canterbury, from mature vines (many at that stage over 25 years old), and matured for 18 months in French oak barriques (40% new). When first tasted eight years ago, I described it as youthful, sweet-fruited and finely textured, with substantial body, rich, savoury, complex flavours and supple tannins. Delicious now, it has full, fairly mature colour, with a fragrant, savoury bouquet. Mouthfilling, it is still vibrant, with generous cherry, plum, spice and nut flavours, very harmonious and ‘complete’.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2012
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $70 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Reviewed June 2022

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