Black Estate Netherwood Pinot Noir 2020


In stock
Canterbury, New Zealand
95 points


Captivating and lively, the aromas beckon with seductive notes of raspberry, red cherry, licorice, deep red rose, and the richness of fertile earth. The palate unfolds in a cascade of silken and luscious red fruit, supported by a dense mid-palate tannin derived from ripe fruit and mature stems. Offering a bright and enduring flavor profile, the wine's elegant, long texture is drawn from low-yielding vines rooted in sandstone and calcareous clay soils.

This unfined and unfiltered wine, adorned with subtle sediment, invites a moment of patience as the bottle stands and settles before pouring. Optimal expression of its alluring aroma and fruit purity emerges with a judicious decanting. A wine of exceptional character, it invites enjoyment from now until 2030.


95 points
Cameron Douglas MW

There’s always a distinctive sense of place with the Black Estate wines, this PN is no exception with a natural core of mineral and stone, a fine savoury dried herb quality and fruit scents of dark cherry and plums and forest flowers. Fantastic on the palate with a fruits, dried herb and mineral core, textures and mouthfeel from tannins and acidity present a taut, youthul expression and high complexity from the collection of flavours and textures. Lengthy youthful finish a wine best enjoyed from 2024 through 2034.

94 points
Rebecca Gibb MW

Focused, precise and herby, the 2020 Pinot Noir Netherwood has a vertical frame compared to the Pinot Noir Home. It is upright, like a soldier standing to attention. It's a wine that deserves time in your glass and your bottle, with tannins providing a resolute structure in which the flesh of the wine currently resides. It has an intriguing combination of woody herbs and savoury notes alongside plums and Earl Grey tea. It is a wine you want to analyse more fully to understand its nuances. Distinctive, characterful and somewhat mysterious. Definitely worth exploring.


Serving Temp.
12-14 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2030
Food pairing
Pinot Noir pairs well with a range of dishes, but it particularly complements grilled salmon, roast chicken, and dishes featuring earthy mushrooms.

Tasting Profile

Red ruby hue introduces seductive and vibrant aromas, including raspberry, red cherry, liquorice, deep red rose, and subtle hints of fertile earth.
The palate reveals velvety red fruit flavors, supported by a dense mid-palate tannin from ripe fruit and mature stems, offering bright, persistent flavour and an elegant, long texture.

Black Estate Netherwood Pinot Noir 2020

Black Estate Netherwood Pinot Noir 2020

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