Aces & Arrows Central Otago Pinot Noir 2021


For me, I would have assumed a long queue of winemakers lining up to grab dibs on Central Otago Pinot Noir. The lucky winemaker was Greg and from a superb vintage for the region as well. There is wild fermentation with maturation in French oak. Pale crimson, the nose is an alluring mix of spices, cherries, dark berries, vanilla, florals and lifted aromatics. This is a very attractive style of Pinot, supple and seamless. There is fine acidity running the length with generosity, focus and intensity. The palate sees more undergrowth and coffee grind notes. This will drink beautifully for the next four to six years, most likely considerably longer. A really lovely Pinot Noir and there are not too many from Central available for this sort of money. Grab some.