Bannock Brae ‘Goldfields’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 30-May-2017
Light red colour with slight purple hues, pale edged. This has a fragrant nose of red florals with notes of fresh herbs and violet florals. This is fine and tightly bound, with perfumes, showing beauty. Medium-bodied, the palate is very fresh and brisk with zesty acidity, showing lifted violet florals, red cherry fruit and subtle thyme herb notes. The extraction is fine-grained and the fresh acidity lends vitality. Somewhat slender, coolish, but fragrant. Drink over the next 4 years. Predominantly clones 5, 6 and 115, from Bannockburn and Bendigo, hand-picked, destemmed and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 15% new French oak barriques. Winemaker: Jen Parr. 17.5/20 May 2017 RRP $35.00 Light, even, ruby-red colour with slight purple hues on the rim. The nose is moderately deep and concentrated with aromas of dark-red and black cherry fruit entwined with fresh thyme herbs and subtle cooler spectrum notes of pepper, with liquorice and minerals at the core. Medium-full bodied and elegant in expression, the palate possesses gently rich and luscious fruit flavours of dark-red and black cherries, with notes of thyme herbs and liquorice at the core, unfolding some mineral detail. The fruit is supported by fine-grained, moderate and balanced extraction, lending supple textures and grip. The mouthfeel is fresh and lively with integrated acidity, and the palate flows with good tension and linearity, leading to a tight and concentrated, long finish of cherry fruit, herbs and liquorice. This is an elegant Pinot Noir with a tight core of black cherry fruit entwined with herb and liquorice notes on a fine-textured, supple palate. Serve with duck and pork dishes over the next 5+ years. Predominantly clones 5, 6 and 115, from Bannockburn and Bendigo, hand-picked, destemmed and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 15% new French oak barriques. 17.5+/20 Oct 2016 RRP $30.00

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