Takahiro K Bedford Estate Pinot Noir 2022

$59.90 inc. GST

93/100 – Cameron Douglas MS
92/100 – Stephen Wong MW

“Bright, fresh, a bouquet with pinosity and a sense of place with a core mineral quality of crushed stones and a lick of limestone then fruit aromas of fresh red cherries and plums then raspberry. Oak has a moment within the bouquet yet fades as the fruit and mineral dominates as the wine opens out in glass. Textured, taut, youthful and dry as the wine touches the palate. Fine tannins, highly polished layer in texture and length, acidity has finesse and crunch while the fruit carries the voice of pinot. A combination of pinosity and texture, harmony between textures and a lengthy finish. Well made with best drinking from 2024 through 2030+.” – Cameron Douglas MS

“Light ruby. A cool and delicately perfumed nose with subtle aromas of reduction, crushed strawberry, raspberry and wild herbs. Not a showy wine but there is a quiet elegance to it. The palate is light and lively with juicy sweet umeboshi and red berry fruit, mouthwatering acidity and a lifted finish with powder-fine tannins. Immediate enjoyment here with accessible and plentiful fruit and a twist of savoury on the end. Appetisingly modern for mid-term. Drink 2025 to 2032.” – Stephen Wong MW

Winemaking Notes: Though it is a relatively young vineyard, Bedford Estate is planted with top three Pinot Noir clones, Abel, Dijon 777 and Dijon 943. Grapes were harvested and fermented by clone to unleash the full potential of each clone before they were blended and bottled. This method gave rich depth and complexity to the wine.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Variety: Pinot Noir

Region: Waipara Valley, North Canterbury, New Zealand

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