2016 Neck of the Woods Pinot Noir
f you like big, rich, ripe but profoundly elegant Central Pinot, then this wine is for you! Creator of these wines AJ Johnson describes them as "designed to drink in dark places with strange people" and we think that is en pointe. This is the first wine released but he promises more "small batch wines from epic sites". It is very classical Central Otago in style, super-ripe with distinct richness coming from partial whole-bunch and 25% new oak. This said, the wine also has a lightness and intense floral flourish, both on the nose and in the glass that gives it lightness, length and freshness.