Carrick Excelsior Central Otago Pinot Noir (2014)

Likely to be long-lived, the very classy 2014 vintage (5*) was harvested from mature, estate-grown vines at Bannockburn. A full-coloured, powerful but approachable wine, it was matured for 16 months in barrels (15 per cent new). It has substantial body, fresh, deep cherry, plum and spice flavours, nutty oak adding complexity, fine-grained tannins and a resounding finish. Best drinking 2021+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2014
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $95 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

This wine is a Potential Classic.

When to drink: 2021

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