2020 Pencarrow Pinot Noir
The second label of Palliser Estate, Pencarrow has been a perennial customer favourite over the years for good reason. It’s rich fruit and plump texture drawing high praise at a price that’s hard to beat. The majority of the fruit for this wine was sourced from Palliser Estate’s East Base and Clouston vineyards with 5% whole clusters included in the ferment. Maturation took place in French oak of which 25% was new for 10 months.
Deep dark red in colour with black tinged edges and a dark red hue. Elevated spicy dark to black cherry and anise aromas are married to dried herb, toasty cedar and forest floor notes. Rich black cherry, dark plum and anise flavours carry a juicy feel across the mid weighted palate. Toasty cedar, dried herb and spicy earth characters take form on the back half. Medium grained tannins with a finish that’s deeply fruited, spicy and lingering.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.