Bannock Brae ‘Goldfields’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 18-Aug-2015
Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, a little lighter on the rim. This has a fresh, tightly bound nose of ripe dark raspberry fruit intermixed with liquorice, thyme herbs and black florals. The aromatics blossom in the glass, revealing earth and minerally reduction, with raspberry liqueur notes adding to the interest. Medium-full bodied, the palate has good mouthfeel and presence. The fruit expression is shy and restrained, with light dark red berry fruits, thyme herbs earth and leathery notes. The fruit grows in sweetness, enlivened by lacy acidity, as the tannin extraction builds. The mouthfeel has grip and graininess, the structure filling the palate, carrying the wine to an open, dry, textured finish with dried herb and earthy nuances. This is a fulsome, well-structured Pinot Noir with restrained fruit flavours of dark red berry fruits, dried herbs and earth. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked meats over the next 6+ years. Fruit from the Bannock Brae vineyard with a small portion from neighbouring Bannockburn sites and from Bendigo, fermented to 14.35% alc., the wine aged 10 months in new and seasoned French oak barrels. 17.5/20 Aug 2015 RRP $29.95

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