Misha's Vineyard The High Note Pinot Noir 2016 Central Otago
As with many of the previous vintages of The High Note this is complex, tense, poised and youthful. The bouquet is slow to reveal its many layers - so decanting is needed if you intend to try this wine before 2022. After quite some time in glass the aromas then flavours begin to release: red apple skin with raspberry, cherry with rose and plum then wood spice with mineral. Toasty, lightly smoky oak with plenty of flavour and presence. Altogether a wine with great potential - an abundance of tannins and acidity to match, a focus and concentration of flavour and texture and a lengthy dry finish. A truly lovely wine looking to be a quiet dark cellar till at least 2022 and easily through to 2030.