Felton Road MacMuir Pinot Noir 2021
|Region||New Zealand, Otago, Central Otago|
"A dense and centrally focused red with a solid core of fruit with a ripeness and intensity. Lots of fruit. Round and polished tannins and a flavorful finish. Juicy and flavorful. Yet closes up at the end, A new single vineyard pinot from here. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drinkable now, but best from 2024. Screw cap." James Suckling 95 points Drink 2023-30
The 2021 Pinot Noir MacMuir feels like a work in progress. It's initially a relaxed, fluid style, offering sweet red cherry fruit and showing youthful mocha-like oak, but it is not quite as refined in terms of its tannic quality and togetherness. There's plenty of acidity that ties this together toward a focused, tighten-your-belt one notch kinda finish. Like we're all stuck in a very small space together.