Pisa Range Estate Black Poplar Block Pinot Noir (2020)

Estate-grown at Pisa Flats, north of Cromwell, in Central Otago, this classy, enticingly scented wine is well worth discovering. The 2015 vintage (5*) was picked from the oldest vines and matured for a year in French oak barriques (33 per cent new). A fragrant, powerful red, it is deeply coloured. Robust (15 per cent alcohol), it is youthful, fresh, sweet-fruited and concentrated, with very ripe plum, spice and slight liquorice flavours, and good tannin support. Best drinking 2021+. (Note: the 2003 vintage (4.5*), now over 17 years old, was rereleased in 2020 at $113. Estate-grown at Pisa, it was matured for a year in French oak casks (33 per cent new). Mouthfilling, savoury and complex, it has mature, tawny colour, nutty, spicy, slightly herbal flavours and excellent depth. Still drinking well, it certainly demonstrates the potential longevity of the region's reds.)


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $56 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

This wine is a Classic.

When to drink: 2021

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