Te Mata 2018 Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir (Hawke's Bay)

This is an austere Pinot that initially shows a funky, burned rubber quality on the nose. But with vigorous swirling in the glass or time in a decanter this blows off, revealing a sappy, spicy wine with a good lick of toasty oak influence. There are notes of fresh red currant and cranberry, warm tar, graphite, sap and a medicinal herbal nuance. Tannins in the mouth are sappy and somewhat astringent and oak-driven, dominating a wine that needs at least another few years before optimal drinking time. Drink 2023–2028. Christina Pickard

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  • Alcohol
    14%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Importer
    Wine Dogs Imports LLC
  • Date Published
    5/1/2021
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