Fantail Pinot Noir – 2018
Alc 13.0% vol.
Review by Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
It is attractively fruited on the nose showing sweet cherry, plum, dried herb and mixed spice characters with hints of game and mushroom. The palate is elegantly weighted and nicely rounded with juicy fruit flavours backed by polished tannins, finishing lingering and pleasingly dry. At its best: now to 2022.
Review by Michael Cooper
Estate-grown in Nelson, the 2018 vintage was hand-picked and French oak aged for 11 months. Bright ruby, it is sweet fruited, savoury and supple, with ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, gently seasoned with oak, and lots of drink-young appeal. Best drinking mid-2020+.
Review by Bob Campbell
Light, supple pinot noir with bright cherry, fresh herb and subtle spicy oak flavours. The wine has a peppery texture and a drying finish. Drinking: 2019-2023.