Friday, 14 October 2016

Coal Pit

Coal Pit Rosé 2016 Gibbston Central Otago
Super fresh, fruity, floral and expressive with aromas of red cherry and cranberry, a hint of pink grapefruit and all laced with a mineral undertone. On the palate - a dry wine with flavours of red berry fruits that reflect the bouquet, some stony mineral moments, very fine tannins and medium+ acidity. A wine for drinking now and through 2017; balanced and well made, calm yet expressive finish.
88 Points

Coal Pit 'Tiwha' Pinot Noir 2015 Gibbston Central Otago
Fragrant and quite fruity with darker red cherry fruits and plum, undergrowth and a light whole bunch savory suggestion; moderate new oak influences, quite complex and engaging. On the palate - fruity and dry with plenty of texture and soil signatures with rocky, clay mineral suggestions, vibrant core of fruit, medium tannins - quite silken, plenty of acidity and length. A tension filled young wine with plenty of appeal, very youthful structure, but with decent length and promise. Decant for service and cellar if possible. Best drinking from 2019 through 2025
90 Points

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