Black Estate Home Pinot Noir 2015 North Canterbury
Youthful, fruity, organic and pungent in aromas of plum and cherry then fermented rose and old barrel spices. On the palate - firm, savory, fruity and dry; an interesting mix of flavours alongside medium to fine tannins and medium+ acidity, the older oak spices return. Overall a food wine wine to be enjoyed now and through 2022.
Black Estate Netherwood Pinot Noir 2015 North Canterbury
A very engaging bouquet with scents of crushed rose and black cherry, a generous savory/whole bunch - like layer, new(ish) French oak spices and a lees and limestone earthy quality. On the palate - dry, fruity, savory and earthy, fine tannins and plenty of acidity, decent length and finish, overall well made. Drink now and through 2024.
Black Estate Damsteep Pinot Noir 2015 North Canterbury
Fragrant, quite fruity and varietal with cherry and dark berry scents, a layer of savory and oak spice complexity with a hint of cocoa. On the palate - dry, fruity, savory and complex, a lovely example of Pinot Noir with minerality, fine to moderate tannins, a back bone of acidity and core of fruity and lengthy finish. Drink now and through 2026.
Black Estate Home Cabernet Franc 2015 North Canterbury
Quite floral and fragrant as well as masculine and tense; aromas of dark berries and savory earthy moments; some bell-pepper and dark oak spices, quite complex overall. On the palate - dry, fruity, masculine and gently floral with a violet side, plum, dark berries, medium tannins and medium+ acidity; a decent example of CF, moderate+ length and finish. Drink now and through 2022.