Dicey Black Rabbit Pinot Noir 2019


Dicey make wines from two Pinot Noir vineyards – The Inlet and Black Rabbit. The Black Rabbit is planted on a steep north-facing slope at a higher altitude than The Inlet and it has created the bolder and richer of the two wines. It’s classic Central Otago in that brooding, rustic style with a distinct savoury edge and firm tannins – this wine needs time. It opens with youthful, gently aromatic layers of dark cherry, wet earth, dried herbs and spice although it still feels quite closed and wound up tight. More red fruits and baked earth emerge on the palate which is savoury and muscular before a long and strong finish. It is a big and rich pinot style with plenty of potential but needs a little time to flesh out and show its best.