2022 Plantagenet 'Normand' Pinot Noir
A brightly fruited style of Pinot with lots of sweet plum and ripe raspberry characters overlaying the sour cherry core. Some sweet French oak nuttiness and a touch of earthy mushroom help the wine’s complexity.
The palate is vibrant and sweet-fruited with fine-grained tannins synonymous with Cool Climate Pinot Noir.
A perfect match for gamey meats, or try a vegetarian pairing of roasted beetroot risotto with feta.
95 points - "Deep and bright purple-red colour, impressive, the aromas fresh and bright with stacks of primary fruit but not simplistic. There are dried-herb/forest-floor, five-spice and dried mushrooms giving plenty of umami, the palate intense and deep, with excellent tannin structure and fleshy extract. A big and very stylish pinot with real panache. It promises to age well, too." - Huon Hooke, The Real Review.