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(2020) Barrel sample. Violets and florals, a touch of pepper, but very much fruit driven. The oak just adding a bit of deep balsamic flavour. Lithe and creamy on the palate, good acidity and a fresh finish. No UK retail stockists at time of review.
(2020) Barrel sample. Lots of florals here, lots of lift and fresh red fruits, cherry and a lovely truffle note developing .In the mouth a fine truffle and smoke character, but the flesh and finesse of the fruit are both in lovely balance, a touch of toast and chocolate. A cautious score for now, but a beautiful Pinot with potential to score even higher. Price and stockist for a previous vintage at time of review.
(2020) Pale but bold garnet colour. Delicate perfume, lots of smoky notes intertwined with old roses and briar and cherry. Delicious, plenty of ripeness and a finish that’s balanced with smooth tannins and a bit of chocolate and smoky/spicy character.
(2020) From a single vineyard in Brancott that is farmed biodynamically. A huge depth of colour. A tiny bit reduced, but the cherry depth of fruit comes through, a little black fruit character, lot of bold cherry, a kirsch and plum skin intensity, super sweet fruit, a touch of beetroot, and lovely fresh acid. Fine line of Supple tannin. No UK retail stockists listed at time of review.
(2020) Pale but bright crimson colour. A lot of cranberry and dry herbs and cherries, briar. The palate has a dry juiciness, again there is dried herbs and a touch of currant, good bright citrus acidity. Juicy if slightly lean in the finish.
(2020) Lovely pale, pure colour, clove, cinnamon and firmer cherry fragrance, a touch of red liquorice, tiny florals nuances. Quite delicate, racy, a lovely tension and gravelly core to it, with a bolstering taut tannin and acid core running through it.
(2020) From Nelson, this spends 10 months in French oak, 20% new. An orangey, light pomegranate and cranberry, small, red berry fruit. Lots of sweetness to the fruit, but a sour orange and marmalade bite of acidity, very firm tannins, a touch of endive or liquorice. Again very nice smokiness, juiciness and savoury red fruit. No UK retail stockists at time of review.
(2020) Slightly more density to the colour than the straight Tohu Pinot. An earthiness and spices and seeds, a touch of mineral/stony character that is interesting. Good fresh fruit, lots of tangy and juicy fruit, juicy tangy acidity. No UK retail stockists at time of review.
(2020) From the Awatere Valley, upper Awatere and vineyards around the winery. Polished, soft garnet/ruby, Nice rhubarb and beetroot hint of vegatility, a little mushroom, the dry cranberry, earthiness and herbaceousness, but there is a rounding of smoky oak and spices into a long finish.
(2018) What a fabulous showing for all of the wines in the Blank Canvas range I must say. From a single vineyard in the Waihopai Valley of Marlborough, a large proportion of this was fermented as whole bunches of grapes, with wild yeasts, before ageing in French oak barriques. What an aromatic Pinot Noir, floral and herbal, bright cherry melts into a subtle earthy and nutty note, then the wine powers onto the palate: it as its seductive side for sure, with juicy, dense fruit, but there is light and air in this picture too, an edge to the firm tannins and the acidity, spice and subtle truffle character, and then a pristine finish almost like a white wine with its cool focus and length. Seriously good Pinot Noir this, multi-faceted and delicious. On offer at £23.95 at time of review.
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