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Surprisingly light colour for a Kiwi pinot but the intensity and length of flavour are there. The tremendously complex bouquet speaks of undergrowth, fresh-turned earth, spices and dried fruits and flowers. Fine tannins. Elegantly focused on the palate, lingering and satisfying, it's the ideal red to serve with roast pork or mushroom risotto.
Quite pale – much paler than the 2019. Quite developed in colour, too, like a reddish tawny. Has a slightly reductive note, just a little bit rubbery, and needs air but it doesn’t change much on the day after opening. Underneath that is bright, zesty, small-red-berried fruit, almost sour in its mouth-watering freshness. Distinctive but less elegant/subtle than the 2019 and less likely to age well, I think, though perhaps that reductive aspect is going to give it greater longevity. (JH)
Founded in 2013 by award-winning international winemaking consultant Matt Thomson and New Zealand South Islands first ever Master of Wine Sophie Parker-Thomson MW, Blank Canvas very quickly made a name of themselves. The duo also happen to be a couple, sharing their love of both science and art. With over 40 years’ experience between them, the duo craft small batch artisanal wines from their home Marlborough and they have now expanded to have sites in Marlborough, Hawke's Bay and Central Otago. Their focus has always been on single vineyard expression reflecting individuality and character of the site.
The influence of their travels in Europe is evident in their wines. Elegance and restraint are words that come to mind when tasting their wines. The winemaking is natural but is clean cut without faults (wild fermentation and no filtration). The excellent texture and reductiveness of their Reed Chardonnay has been described as “very Coche Dury” in style by Julia Harding MW (JR), whilst their Element Syrah has the pepperiness more associated with Cote-Rotie in the Rhone valley than New Zealand. Their Pinot Noirs are likely to “turn your opinion of Marlborough Pinot Noir upside down” summarised Rebecca Gibb MW of Vinous.