90pointsCloudy Bay 2018 Pinot Noir (Marlborough)

Although initially quite closed and reductive, give this time in the glass or decanter and it soon reveals plenty of New World fruitiness with a dose of Burgundian funk. Ripe cherries, violets, baking spices and slightly mealy, vanillin oak on the nose lead to a palate that is plush and ripe yet lifted by a crunch of acidity. Savory tannins and earthy, mineral streaks add complexity. Simultaneously approachable and austere, this could be drunk now but will improve with age. Christina Pickard

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    Moët Hennessy USA
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