Te Muna Estate
Tactician 2020 Pinot Noir - 750ml
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Tactician 2020 Pinot Noir - 750ml


This 3.5 barrel blend is made from 60% Clone 115, 40% Clone Abel Pinot Noir, matured in 30% new French Oak . The balance of power and acid line to produce an icon

This new small-production pinot shows lots of rich strawberry, cherry and orange peel. Candied watermelon, too. It full and layered. Chewy. Powerful. This is one to cellar for a number of years.

James Suckling - 95 pts - Oct 2022

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Tasting Notes

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Colour: Deep garnet, purple hue.

Aroma: Dark-fleshed fruit, rose blossom and the hint of vanilla and cigar box meld together for an aromatically complex nose.

Palate: Weight and flesh are the identifiers, the ability to cut through the fragrance of cigars. The 16 months on oak has tempered the tannins to match the Te Muna iron bar of acidity

Winemakers Notes

Winemaking: The fruit was placed into 2.2-ton fermenters, and hand plunged once daily, with a maximum ferment temperature of 32°C. The wine spent 25 days on skins, before being drained and pressed to oak barrels with a proprietary press cut system. The wine spent 16 months in oak, before the first racking. No fining agents were added, and the wine received a light filtration before bottling.
Variety, clones & composition: 40% Clone Abel, 60% Dijon 115.