Cloudy Bay Te Wahi Central Otago Pinot Noir (2017)

The 2017 vintage (5*) was estate-grown in the Calvert Vineyard at Bannockburn and Northburn Vineyard, on the east bank of Lake Dunstan. Fermented with indigenous yeasts, it was matured for a year in French oak barrels (30 per cent new). A powerful, softly seductive red, it is deeply coloured and mouthfilling, concentrated and supple, with fresh acidity and rich cherry, plum, spice and nut flavours, still youthful and very harmonious. Retasted in mid-late 2021, it's still unfolding and best cellared to 2023+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2017
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $100 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

This wine is a Classic.

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed December 2021

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