The Real Review - Wine of the Week, Mondillo Pinot Noir 2020, 8 August 2022

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The Real Review - Wine of the Week, Mondillo Pinot Noir 2020, 8 August 2022

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

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2031

Food: hot-smoked Japanese-style quail

Stockists: Mondillo Wines; Vino Fino, Christchurch; Finer Wines, Bay of Plenty (NZ)

Ranked: #11 of 75 2020 Pinot Noir from Central Otago

Awarded: Top Rank


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