The entire Palliser Pencarrow has a hard won reputation for sheer value for money and this 2017 Pinot is another example of clever winemaking in what was a tricky vintage. With fruits in the dark red spectrum and some nicely incorporated herbal elements, there is the typical Pencarrow complexity that always sets this label apart from other Martinborough wines in the same price band. Recommended.
The winery writes "Medium-bodied, the palate is brisk and racy with lively fruit flavours of savoury red berry fruits melded with fresh, dark herbs with some red floral detail. The fruit forms a moderately deep and dense core, with supple tannins in support. The wine flows with good energy to a lingering, savoury red-fruited finish with herbal nuances. This is a brisk and racy Pinot Noir with moderately concentrated savoury red berry fruit, herband earthy detail with supple textures."