Blackenbrook ‘Reserve’ Nelson Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 16-Jun-2011
A mix of 9 Pinot Noir clones, fruit from the ‘Home' block, given a cold soak, fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in new and seasoned French oak barriques. Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with light, youthful, purple hues on edge. This has a full, firm and concentrated bouquet of black berry and plum fruits, a hint of liquorice and spicy oak backing. A full-bodied and powerfully concentrated wine, this shows densely packed black fruits with plums and violets along with liquorice elements on the palate. Oak is well-matched to the depth of fruit, and the elevated acidity provides noticeable liveliness and tension. Good tannin extraction underlines the palate and provides length. This is a youthful wine of potential that will develop and come together with real interest over the next 5-7 years, no doubt then meriting a higher rating. Serve with rich and spicy poultry and red meat dishes. 18.0+/20 Jun 2011 RRP $31.00

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