Black Estate ‘Home’ North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 17-Mar-2017
Full, dark, deep ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full and solidly packed with aromas of dark-red cherry and berry fruit along with subtle plum notes, unfolding dried herbs and an earthy-mineral amalgam. With aeration, dark herb and stalk suggestions add complexity, and the aromatics grow in density. Medium-bodied, the palate is rich and vibrant with ripe dark-red berry and cherry fruit along with notes of red plums, unfolding an array of dark herb nd stalk notes, lifted florals and mineral elements. The palate is fulsome in flavour with fine-grained tannins and fresh, underlying acidity providing energy and drive. The structure and the acidity carries the wine with positive linearity to a long, rich, flavoursome finish. This is a rich, ripe, fulsome Pinot Noir with cherry, berry and plum flavours interwoven with herb, stalk and floral notes on a tine-grained and structured palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 6-8 years. From ungrafted vines, predominantly clone 10/5 planted in 1994, hand-picked and 76% destemmed giving 80% uncrushed berries, and vineyard yeast fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine on skins 28 days and aged 12 months in seasoned 228 L French oak. 638 dozen made. 18.5+/20 Mar 2017 RRP $45.00

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