A blend of three barrel-selected beauties; bold seductive Bannockburn, delightfully fruited Lowburn grapes elevated with the aromatic and savoury Gibbston grapes. All gracefully compliment each other to create a quintessential Central Otago Pinot Noir.
The precision of this medium-bodied wine makes it instantly appealing. On the palate, rich and seductive impressions of dark fruits emerge; plums, black currants and ripe cherries. The flavours are beautifully intertwined with subtle mocha spice and a suggestion of wood smoke. Dark chocolate and raspberry brittle linger faintly.
This beautiful classic Central Otago Pinot Noir manifests balanced refined acidity, velvety tannins, and delights with an exquisite mouthfeel that prolongs to a long, harmonious, silky finish. It is delightfully expressive and delicious now but has exceptional cellaring potential. The wine will charm Pinot Noir aficionados in 10 + years.
Our goal at HAWKSHEAD is to create exceptional wines with minimal intervention and let the grapes speak for themselves, which means maximum flavour.
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2022 Hawkshead Reserve Pinot Noir