Lamont Pinot Noir 2017 Bendigo Central Otago

Only 450 cases produced. Clones 777, 667, 115 and Abel

Great colour of Pinot Noir with a dark ruby core , purple hues leading to a ruby pink rim.

The bouquet exposes a very youthful wine with aromas of dark cherry and plum, some blue fruit suggestions, crushed black velvet rose and spicy wood tones with suggestions of vanilla and clove, a lighter toast with a hint of wood smoke. Overall a youthful, steely and haunting complexity. On the palate - dry, tense, youthful, fruity and poised for ageing. No mistaking the vibrato of youth in the texture with fresh berry fruits, firm tannins and lively acidity asking for attention. The oak signature is distinctive yet measured enough to show that this example needs cellar time or the right food and decanting to enjoy now. Lengthy finish, flavours mirror the nose, quite complex .

A wine I am happy to recommend . Best to try again in late 2020. Will easily last through 2028 if cellared properly.

95 Points

Cameron Douglas