Black Quail Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 31-Jul-2016
Full, even, purple-hued ruby-red colour, youthful in appearance. The nose is firm and tightly bound, unfolding fragrantly ripe and pure black cherry and dark-red berry fruit aromas entwined with soft notes of thyme herbs and a suggestion of whole bunch stalk complexities and nuances of spicy oak. The intensity and concentration is a feature. Medium-full bodied, bright and vibrantly rich flavours of dark-red berry and cherry fruit are enlivened and lifted by violet florals and complexed by subtle layers of thyme herbs, stalk nuances and spicy oak. The palate has power and drive with fine-grained tannins at the core carrying the flavours to a long, sustained finish with raspberry, herb and floral notes. This is a rich and vibrant Pinot Noir with complex and fragrant flavours of dark raspberries and herbs, with fine structure and underlying power. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 6-8 years. Pinot Noir fruit clones 114, 115, 667 and 5, indigenous yeast fermented with 20% whole clusters to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 35% new French oak barrels. 19.0-/20 Aug 2016 RRP $39.00

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