‘Razorback’ is a word that evokes images of rugged peaks, and a harsh, but beautiful, landscape. Vintage Central Otago in other words! This year the wine is based on a single parcel of fruit from a Clutha vineyard, in the Cromwell Basin, with smaller components from Clyde and Alexandra vineyards. The parcels were separately cool-fermented, with daily plunging, followed by a few weeks maceration in tank before going into oak for about 10 months. The final blend was assembled prior to bottling on November 25th.
||Medium coloured , this wine has a garnet core and red rim.
||High toned floral notes, red cherries, Black Doris plums, hints of violets and a lovely background of subtle oak.
||Full bodied for Pinot, with firm, yet fine grained tannins and masses of sweet fruit in the mid palate.
Already approachable, but we expect this wine to develop for a number of years.
Independent reviewer’s comments
"Pristine and gorgeously fruited, the wine shows Black Doris plum, violet, olive and almond notes on the nose, followed by a silky-smooth palate delivering supple texture and fine polished tannins. Elegant yet flavoursome with a lingering velvety finish. At its best: now to 2026". Sam Kim.
Suggested wine list description
|5 Stars/93 Points
||Wine Orbit, Dec 2021
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