Bristol Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 13-May-2018
Very deep, dark-hearted black-red colour with garnet hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is deep and intensely concentrated with aromas of ripe black cherry and blackberry fruit along with fragrant dark herbs and nuances of liquorice, spice and black minerals. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and luscious with a well-concentrated and tight core of ripe black cherry and blackberry fruit intermingling with dark herbs, liquorice and minerals. The palate is very smooth-flowing with very fine tannin structure underlining the fruit. The acidity is balanced and integrated, and the wine carries with power and linearity to a long, concentrated finish of black fruits and minerals. This is a very finely concentrated and intense, black-fruited Pinot Noir with liquorice and mineral flavours on a fine-textured, smooth-flowing palate. Match with roasted game meat dishes over the next 6-8 years. Fruit from a site in Chinaman’s Terrace, Bendigo, clones 5, 667, 777, 5 and Abel, indigenous yeast fermented with 10% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 30% new French oak. 140 cases made. 18.5/20 May 2018 RRP $40.00

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