2020 Scout Wines Pinot Noir - Waipara
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Vibrant and aromatic, dark red berries with an element of savouriness, the on the palate. The palate has a mineral feel from the limestone soil, along with firm driving tannins that match the bright acidity.
"The grapes come from Black Estate. 25 days on skins. Old oak. 30% whole bunch. Only addition is a little bit of sulphur. The wines came in a Murdoch Hill box, so I was surprised to find Scout inside. Be prepared, as they say.
Spice, sweet clod earth, dark cherry and dried herbs, even a little violet perfume. It’s fleshy and pleasingly tannic, with a sort of silty Turkish coffee texture, a savoury but plump fruit flavour profile, a little blood orange and dried flower perfume on a pretty long finish. A lot of character, and a ‘natty’ sort of feel too. Perhaps not here for a long time, though certainly here for a good time. Really like this."
94 Points - Gary Walsh - The Wine Front