Black Estate ‘Damsteep’ North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 17-Mar-2017
Dark, deep ruby-red colour with purple hues, lighter edged. The nose is elegantly concentrated with deep and intensely packed aromas of fresh, but savoury, ripe dark-red berry and cherry fruit along with subtle violet and red floral lift, unfolding an array of fragrances and perfumes. The aromatics build in intensity in the glass. Medium-bodied, the palate features attractively rich and lusciously sweet, juicy flavours of ripe red cherries and dark red berry fruits, complexed by subtle notes of dark herbs, lifted by dark-red and violet florals. The palate is vibrant with succulent fruit and elegantly proportioned, with fine-grained flowery tannins and balancing acidity lending poise, energy and tension. The wine leads to a long, lingering finish showing vitality, fruitiness and aromatics. This is an elegant, vibrant, succulently sweet-fruited Pinot Noir with red cherry and berry fruit lifted by herb and floral aromatics on a fine-grained palate with lively acidity. Serve with poultry, pork and veal dishes over the next 6-8 years. From 9 parcels, vines planted in 1999, hand-picked and 75% destemmed giving 70% whole berries, and vineyard yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine on skins 28 days and aged 12 months in seasoned oak. 442 dozen made. 19.0/20 Mar 2017 RRP $45.00

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