Bannock Brae ‘Barrel Selection’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 22-Sep-2014
Clones 5, 6 and 115 fermented to 14.3% alc., the wine spending 3-4 weeks on skins and aged 11 months in 35% new French oak. Full, dark, deep ruby-red colour with some garnet hues on edge. The bouquet is solid and deeply packed with ripe dark berry fruit and complex, secondary, savoury dried herb and earthy notes with lifted cedary oak and nuances of game. Fullish-bodied, rich and harmoniously plush flavours of ripe dark red berry fruits intermingle with savoury spices, earth and dried herbs. The flavours are entering the secondary phase, becoming complex and detailed, unfolding gently in harmonious layers. The mouthfeel is lively and vibrant with plenty of energy and drive, the supple tannin extraction growing in presence. The wine flows with vitality and presence, leading to an integrated and balanced, lingering finish with secondary dried herb and rich red and brown fruit notes. This is a fulsome, vibrant and rich Pinot Noir developing secondary complexities, showing plenty of structure and the ability to age another 5-6 years. Serve with coq au vin and slow-cooled game meat. 18.5/20 Sep 2014 RRP $60.00

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