Bannock Brae Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 30-May-2017
Deepish ruby-red colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. This has a full, solid nose with good depth, showing ripe, dark plum fruit aromas. This is rich, and some alcohol is noticeable. Fulsome on the palate, this has depth and density, the fruit flavours of dark-red berry fruits entwined with earthy elements. The palate is solid and weight, with good presence, the roundness enhanced by soft acidity. Fine-grained tannin extraction supports the fruit and the mouthfeel is one of substance. A little secondary development emerges in the glass. This will keep 6-8 years. Fruit fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending around 1 month on skins and aged 12 months in approx. 30% new French oak barriques. Winemaker: Jen Parr. 18.5+/20 May 2017 RRP $55.00 Dark, deep ruby-red colour with some purple hues, a little lighter on the edge. This has a full, broad and rich nose packed with ripe and powerful aromas of dark-red berry fruits and black plums, along with liquorice and spices, unveiling complexing layers of thyme herbs and nutty oak. Full-bodied, the palate features rich, plush and sweet fruit flavours of dark plums and dark-red berry fruits melded harmoniously with liquorice, spices and nutty oak. Some thyme herb detail emerges to add interest. The fruit richness is enlivened by soft acidity and the succulence on palate is balanced by fine-grained tannin extraction and structure. The rich flavours and textures carry through to a long and sustained finish. This is a full, rich and succulent Pinot Noir with sweetly ripe flavours of plums, liquorice, spices and oak, and a balanced, structured palate. Match with slow-cooked game meat dishes over the next 6-8 years. Fruit fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending around 1 month on skins and aged 12 months in approx. 30% new French oak barriques. Winemaker: Sarah-Kate Dineen. 19.0/20 Jul 2016 RRP $50.00

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