Whitehaven Greg Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Ripe, focused, fruity, varietal and complex bouquet of Pinot Noir. Very youthful on the palate with plenty of tension and poise. Flavours of dark berries and cherry, some black currant then baking spices of vanilla and clove. Firm tannins, plentiful acidity, a core of fruit, some dried herb notes and stony mineral finish. A wine that needs some cellar time to knit together all the finer attributes. Well made and lengthy. Best from 2021 through 2028. 95/100 Points, Cameron Douglas.