Black Peak Wanaka Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 23-Jun-2015
Very dark, black-hued purple-red colour, near impenetrable and youthful in appearance. The nose is refined and very tightly bound, initially slender and penetrating in presentation with aromas of black cherries, liquorice, dark herbs and spices, along with savoury stalky nuances and lifted black florals. The fruit is beautifully fresh and exudes vitality and energy, revealing plenty of delicate detail with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate is tightly bound and elegantly proportioned, with bright, lively primary fruit flavours of black cherries, along with subtle thyme herb, savoury stalk and minerally flavours. Fresh, lacy acidity enhances the fruit lusciousness, and very fine-grained, supple tannins support the fruit, providing excellent linearity. This has a fine and concentrated core that carries to a very long, lingering finish with black fruit flavours. This is a beautifully elegant, tightly concentrated, black fruited Pinot Noir with subtle herb and mineral complexities and supple, refined structure. It will develop richness and greater interest over the next 6-8 years. Serve with lamb, beef, venison and semi-hard cheeses. A mix of Abel, 115 and clone 5 fruit from a single vineyard on the Queensberry Hills, fermented with foot-stomping in the fermenter to 13.7% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 14% new French oak. 18.5/20 Jun 2015 RRP $38.00

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