Auntsfield New Zealand ‘Hawk Hill’ Pinot Noir 2012, Marlborough
Complex, rich and very attractive bouquet with aromas of spicy toasty oak then dark ripe berry fruits – black cherry then black currant, decent complexity. On the palate – firm, dry, youthful and attention seeking with chalky tannins, medium+ acidity and fruit flavours matching the nose. Overall a complex and enticing example with immediate drinkability and cellaring potential. Best from now and through 2028.