36 Bottles Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 15-Oct-2014
Hand-picked Bendigo fruit, over 90% clones 6 and 5, the remainder clones 667 and 777, fermented with 20% whole clusters to 14.0% alc., the wine on skins for 16 days, the wine aged 10 months in 35% new French oak barrels. Dark, moderately deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour, a little lighter on rim. This has an elegant, tightly bound, intense nose of pure dark cherry and bright, ripe raspberry fruit aromas. Lifted red florals, raspberry liqueur elements and nuances of minerals unfold in the glass. Medium-bodied, very finely focussed, fresh dark raspberry and cherry fruit flavours form a tight core. The fruit is supported by fine-grained and supple tannins with a powdery texture. Fresh, lively and brisk acidity underlines the fruit, providing vitality, tension and energy to the mouthfeel. The concentrated core has excellent linearity, carrying through to a long, sustained finish that blooms with spice and floral perfume detail. This is an elegant, fine-textured and supple Pinot Noir with lively mouthfeel and focussed, pure fruit flavours. Match with duck, pork, beef and lamb dishes over the next 5+ years. 380 cases made. 18.5-/20 Oct 2014 RRP $31.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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