Mills Reef Elspeth Central Otago Pinot Noir 2022

$49.95$284.72 inc GST

This distinguished Pinot Noir exudes presence and finesse. The palate is wonderfully mouth-filling with intense aromas of dark cherries, and blueberry. The palate is full of dark cherry and plum entwined with subtle spice and a hint of minerality, ending with harmonious savoury notes, fine grained tannins and spicy oak. Enjoy now or be rewarded with further cellaring.

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Elspeth represents our top tier of wines produced from exceptional Hawkes Bay sites, focused on the Gimblett Gravels District for red wines and the Riverview District for Chardonnay. The fruit is hand-picked and only under the Elspeth label when of exceptional quality. Our winemaking team share the philosophy of a hands-on, no expense spared approach to produce these fine award winning wines. The range is limited to Chardonnay, Syrah and Bordeaux style reds.

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Single Bottle, Case (6 Bottles)


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Wine Review

Flavours of black currant and plum then classic Otago layers of dried herb and cherry. Textures of fine tannins and medium+ acidity set in place a decent structure for the core fruit flavours. Layers of natural fruit spices combine with taut youthful tannins and acidity to build complexity and length through the palate. A lovely wine with a judicious amount of oak layering in a nut and baking spice layer, persistent flavours and textures, a satin touch with contrasting fruit and tannin complexities. Well made with best drinking from 2025 through 2033+.

Cam Douglas

Food Pairings

This wine can be enjoyed with grilled salmon and sauteed vegetables.

Vineyards and Winemaking

The grapes for this outstanding wine were grown in the Central Otago region, on low yielding vines. After a long hot summer and the vines in perfect health the grapes were picked at ideal ripeness and flavour profile.

The grapes were gently crushed and allowed to cold soak for 3 days to extract important colour and flavour components. Fermentation proceeded with light plunging for further colour, flavour and fine tannin extraction. After a 10 day post ferment skin contact regime, the resulting wine was then sent to barrel for twelve months ageing in quality French oak (35% new wood) to enhance its natural structure. The wine received a light egg white fining and was cross flow filtered prior to bottling on 12th October 2023 under screwcap closure.