Bannock Brae ‘Barrel Selection’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2002

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 30-May-2017
Deepish garnet red colour with a good heart, some brick hues. The bouquet is full and solid with secondary and tertiary aromas of game, earth, dried herbs, mushrooms and undergrowth, but still a sweetly ripe dark-red and brown berried core. On palate still showing sweetly ripe fruit vestiges of dark red and brown berry fruit, this has sweetness and richness. The fruit is matched by fine-grained tannins and soft acidity. The mouthfeel is quite fulsome, with a good core and still showing integrity. The tannins grow and carry the wine to a dry, textured finish. This is still drinking well, but should be consumed now. It has held up remarkably well. Clones 5, 6 and 115 fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 50% new French oak. Winemaker: Matt Dicey. 18.0-/20 May 2017 RRP $N/A

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