Sunday, 26 February 2012


Hawkshead Gibbston Single Estate  Vineyard 'First Vines' 2010 Pinot Noir Central Otago 13%
N: Plenty of fruit and plenty of oak greet the nose. Some recognisable Central Otago aromas of schist and thyme - quite mild; vanillin and very light toastiness from oak. Moderately complexity overall. Just a hint of sour cranberry.

P: Dry+. Quite a soft textured wine at first with gentle light red fruits flavours then the tannins kick in - a mix of oak and fruit. This wine is still quite tight and locked up. Another 6-12 months should reveal more.
3.5 Stars

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