Ballasalla Pinot Noir 2015 Central Otago
Produced by Folding Hill Wines
Varietal, savoury and engaging bouquet with dried herb laced red berry fruits centering on red cherry and red plum, some cranberry and wood spice combinations; a young and vibrant package of aromas. On the palate – tense, youthful, savoury then fruity – finishing dry. Flavours reflect the nose with red cherry and plum laced with dried herb/wild thyme suggestions; generous use of oak; fine to moderate tannins, medium+ acidity, coming into balance slowly. Drink now if decanted though best drinking from late 2018 through 2028.

89 Points