Hawkshead 'Reserve' Pinot Noir 2021Regular price $69.50 Save $-69.50
A brand new release!
The wine is made from slower ripening Gibbston grapes, with their restrained savoury flavours. Combining it with the warmer and earlier ripening grapes of Lowburn elevates this wine into a quintessential Central Otago Pinot Noir experience.
The wine is medium-bodied and on the palate soft with elegant finesse. Delicious impressions of dark fruits emerge; plums, Black Boy peaches and ripe cherries. Those flavours are in harmony with lingering dried herbs a sprinkle of black pepper. Dark chocolate and mocha linger faintly in the back.
This wine shows excellent concentration, subtle, refined acidity and integrated velvety tannins, and those attributes lead to a long, harmonious finish. This astounding, compelling blend is a classic Central Otago Premium Pinot Noir and will cellar exceptionally well.
It is delightfully expressive and delicious now and will be very much appreciated by Pinot Noir aficionados in time (10 + years). Minimal intervention.
Michael Cooper : 5 Stars
Bob Campbell : Silver
Cameron Douglas: 94 / 100
Candice Chow : 19.5/20 pts, 93 pts
100% Pinot Noir Fruit from Gibbston & Lowburn. Whole bunch 54%. Time in barrel: 10 months. 23% New Oak
Winemaker: Dean Shaw
Service: Open the bottle at least 1 hour before if possible at 14-16°C
Cellaring: Today to 2032
Entrée: Tomato and mozzarella with glaze balsamic vinegar
Main: French croque-monsieur
Desert: Poached plum with pinot syrup
Netflix Pairing: Beckett
Spotify Playlist Pairing: Chris Brown / Forever