Brennan Gibbston Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 25-May-2016
Full, even, dark ruby-red with some garnet hues on the rim. This has a very full, broad, solid and robust bouquet with bold, but concentrated aromas of ripe, savoury, dark red berry fruits melded with dried herb and savoury whole bunch stalk complexities, lifted by some nutty oak, Subtle layers of dark red florals, cedar and nuances of undergrowth add to the harmonious detailing. Full-bodied, the palate features mouthfilling flavours of succulent, ripe, savoury red fruits entwined with layers of spices, dried herbs, whole bunch stalk elements, liquorice and plums. The mouthfeel is fulsome and robust, with rounded, but significant tannin textures and structure. Lacy underlying acidity lends energy and the wine carries to a long, lusciously rich, complex, savoury layered finish. This is a fulsome, rich and savoury Pinot Noir with robustness, sweetness and complexity. Match with casseroles and game meat dishes over the next 6-7 years. A blend of clones 5, 667, 777, 115, 10/5 and 6, from the Brennan vineyards, fermented with 15-20% whole clusters to 14.3% alc., the wine spending 40 days on skins and aged in 44% new French oak. 600 dozen made. 18.5-/20 May 2016 RRP $57.95

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