94 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
Showing all the hallmarks of quality and panache that the Carrick brand represents, Unravelled 2021 has deliciously deep, savoury notes and fleshy red cherry fruit in abundance. Excellent Central Otago Pinot that over-delivers at this price point.
The winery writes "The 2021 Unravelled is a delicious example of Central Otago Pinot, reflecting the fruits of the region, red cherries and red fleshed plums. It is well-rounded and nicely balanced, clove and all-spice can be found in amongst the ripe red fruits. Soft, yet a ball of energy on the palate, it finishes neatly with a hint of bitterness."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Complex and enticing bouquet, layers of mineral and crush rock scents sit between aromas of fresh red berries and plums, a very fine savoury seam and quiet layers of French oak with baking spice and light toaty quality. New, fresh, taut, fruity and dry on the palate. Flavours mirror the bouquet, but for the moment the intensity and drive comes from tannins and acidity - not too much mind - the fruit does coat the palate nicely. A wine that is brand new and needs some time to settle and dvelop."