Master Sommelier

score

93

Rich. Black cherries. Thyme. A hint of recution.

2017 Ceres Composition Pinot Noir

Central Otago

It is magnificently composed and delightfully expressed, showing dark cherry, plum, vanilla, warm spice and olive characters with a touch of floral lift. Some savoury floral perfumes add to the interest. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a rich and firm core of sweet fruit with packed, deep and dense flavors of dark-red and black cherries and berries intermingling with thyme herbs, some whole bunch stalk perfumes and a hint of reduction. The palate is concentrated and beautifully rounded, delivering plush mouthfeel and succulent fruit intensity, leading to a persistent polished finish. At its best: now to 2022.
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Winemaker's notes

2017 was an interesting growing season to say the least. A wet warm spring enabled fantastic early growth with plenty of moisture in the soil to keep the vines happy. A marked change occurred in December where temperatures dropped and we entered one of the least memorable summers in recent history! Poor weather in December caused flowering to last up to 3 weeks which drove lower crop levels throughout Central Otago. A longer slower ripening period was thankfully finished off by some warmer periods in March which enabled everything to reach full ripeness.

Details

Vintage2017 RegionCentral Otago VarietyPinot Noir ClosureScrew cap ColorRed Volume750ml Case size12
Alcohol Level 14% pH 3.68

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