Maison L'Envoye Central Otago Pinot Noir
This bright and expressive Pinot leads with dark cherry, plum and undertones of thyme characters. Toasted oak notes impart a nice mouthfeel against the generous palate through a long finish. Undeniably approachable and will mature gracefully over the next ten years.
"The 2017 Central Otago Pinot Noir comes out of the chute a bit green and stemmy (it's 50% whole cluster). It clearly needs a year or two to settle down and integrate that element with the bold cherry fruit, but I have little doubt that those components will come together in time, resulting in a wine that's substantially more attractive than it is currently. It's medium to full-bodied, with ample ripeness, silky tannins and solid length on the finish, all of which augur well for the future."- 91 Points Robert Parker