The 2018 Block 5 Pinot Noir shows its typical dark earthiness and sous-bois notes, black cherry fruit and hints of mocha. It's medium-bodied and plump in the mouth, with plenty of flesh, supple tannins and a long, softly dusty finish tinged with clove, cinnamon and cocoa. It should drink well for at least a decade. Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate
From a hot record-breaking vintage with a cool, wet conclusion. Quite a tight and slightly bony pinot noir with hints of floral, cherry, berry, spice, chocolate box and cedar-like oak. A restrained and elegant wine that needs time to express its full potential. Bob Campbell MW
Region: Central Otago, New Zealand
Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Critic Rating: Wine Advocate 93 Points, Bob Campbell 95 Points
Suggested Drink Window: 2020 - 2030
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