Hawkdun Rise Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009
This is one producer you should be watching
N: Pure expression of Pinot Noir with red cherry, hints of dark/riper cherry, red apple skin, gentle spices of French oak and a 'Village Burgundy' terroir theme and complexity.
P: All New World and Central Otago with a schist, spice and vibrant light red fruits expression. The shear youth on the palate with its medium+ acidity, medium yet fine tannins (both fruit and oak) and just long finish presents an age worthy and lovely to the taste wine.
A food wine in its youth (still) or an after dinner conversation wine - perhaps with a slice of oven warmed brie on walnut bread.
Every bit worth its recent Bragato Gold.