Bannock Brae ‘Barrel Selection’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 09-Feb-2015
Full, deep, dark ruby-red colour with garnet hues on the rim. This has a full bouquet that gently unfolds layers of ripe dark berry and cherry fruit with plums and lifted violet floral perfumes. Spice elements and thyme herbs emerge with aeration. Medium-full bodied, rich, plush fruit flavours of sweet dark red berry fruits fill the palate. Savoury secondary nuances are interwoven with ethereal red florals and dried herb complexities. The mouthfeel is balanced with fine-grained, supple tannins forming a soft, concentrated core that grows in presence and support. Soft, fresh acidity provides good energy, and the wine flows positively with an attractive harmony and completeness to a sustained, sweet finish carrying complex game and herb notes. This is a rich, plush, sweet-fruited and balanced Pinot Noir with supple structure and attractive secondary complexities. Match with wild duck and pork, beef and lamb over the next 6-7+ years. A selection of the best barrels. Fruit from the ‘Bannock Brae’ vineyard fermented with a portion of whole clusters to 14.0% alc., the wine spending 28 days on skins and aged 10 months in approx. 30% new French oak barrels. Bottled without fining or filtration. 18.5/20 Feb 2015 RRP $60.00

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