Mondillo Pinot Noir 2020, Central Otago NZD $48
This pinot noir was 100% destemmed, fermented by indigenous yeasts and aged for 11 months in French oak barrels, 30% new.
A dense, ripe and concentrated pinot noir with cassis, dark cherry, floral/violet aromas and a hint of spice/anise. A vibrant wine that is deliciously drinkable now but should age well. It opened up as it sat in the glass, and deserves to be aerated. (Screwcap)
Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view original tasting note
Ageing: now to 2031
Food: hot-smoked Japanese-style quail
Stockists: Mondillo Wines; Vino Fino, Christchurch; Finer Wines, Bay of Plenty (NZ)
Awarded: Top Rank