Rock Ferry Mid Hill Central Otago Pinot Noir (2017)

'They say the greatest wines come from the middle of the slope', notes the back label on the 2016 vintage (5*) of this lovely, distinguished red. Estate-grown in the Trig Hill Vineyard, at Bendigo, it is finely perfumed, with deep, youthful colour. Mouthfilling and smooth, with highly concentrated, ripe, plummy, spicy, nutty flavours, it is savoury and well-structured, with a long life ahead. Best drinking 2023+. (There is no 2017 vintage but the label returns from 2018).

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2017
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $125 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

When to drink: 2023

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