Black Cottage Marlborough Pinot Noir 2022 750ml
Black Cottage Marlborough Pinot Noir 750ml
4 ½ stars The Wine Writer
‘Premium’ (92/100) Cameron Douglas MS
"Fresh, ripe, fruity, vibrant intensity and varietal bouquet of Pinot Noir with aromas of cherries and raspberries, plum compote and gentle spices of toasty barrel. Moderate weight on the palate with fruit and spice flavours that mirror the bouquet with dark red cherry and raspberry dominating. Moderate tannins with a fine chalky texture, medium+ acidity and a balanced lengthy finish. Well made, ready to imbibe upon purchase and through 2025" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Apr 2021
"Beautifully ripe and fragrant, showing Black Doris plum, floral, almond and warm spice aromas on the nose, leading to a rounded palate offering succulent fruit flavours together with elegant savoury nuances, finishing long and silky. From the Southern Valleys district. At its best: now to 2024" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Apr 2021
Deep garnet in colour, this wine is dark and brooding with aromas of forest floor, black cherry and chocolate-coated coffee bean. The palate has spicy, peppery notes with thyme, violets and a typical Southern Valleys grainy texture. A juicy Pinot Noir which would benefit from being decanted.
Sourced from the Southern Valleys, this Pinot Noir went through fermentation in open-top fermenters, with 20% whole bunch and was hand-plunged. This brought out the perfumed berry fruit, as well as increasing the silky mouthfeel of the wine. The wine was then aged for three months with a mixture of oak, including 4,500-litre French oak cuves and barrels.
Food Pairing: Beautiful with rich game dishes.
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