2018 'Anthem' Pinot Noir, Blank Canvas Wines, Central Otago

2018 'Anthem' Pinot Noir, Blank Canvas Wines, Central Otago

An outstanding, silky Pinot Noir from husband-and-wife winemakers Sophie and Matt, showcasing why Central Otago is such a celebrated region for this grape. Full of bright, black cherry fruit with a crunchier raspberry edge, this is incredibly concentrated and pure. There’s a slight herbal tanginess on the finish contributing to the lovely refreshing style. Silky on the palate, with a beautiful long finish consisting of refreshing berries and light spice.

Pricing
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Bottle
En primeur info
In stock
£38.68
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur info
In stock
£232.08

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2038info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%

Tasting notes

Mid smudgy cherry red and already showing some development in the colour with a soft pink rim. Aroma of succulent but tart red cherry and a hint of orange and just very slightly smoky to add further complexity. Lifts beautifully from the glass: scented, inviting. Classic freshness of this cool, late-ripening subregion but it is fully ripe. Intense purity of fruit here, the whole-bunch component in the background and just adding further freshness and a lovely, subtle herbal aspect. Tannins are super-fine, almost chalky, then silky on the day after opening. Great length, and tastes much younger than the colour might have suggested. Vibrant, refined, daringly light and dry and yet with great substance, persistence and tenderness. Confirms my love of the best Gibbston wines.

Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com (January 2022)
18.5/20