Bristol Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 13-May-2018
Moderately deep ruby-red colour with lighter garnet hues on the rim. The bouquet is softly full and voluminous with fragrant aromas of red cherry and berry fruit intermixed with an amalgam of red florals, and dark and dried herbs. This has a well-concentrated core that unfolds to reveal some whole bunch stalk perfume and some secondary undergrowth elements. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and harmoniously integrated with flavours of red berry fruit entwined with savoury herbs and notes of secondary undergrowth. The fruit is sweetly rich and luscious, and supported by fine-grained tannin extraction with soft, integrated acidity. The wine carries seamlessly and gently to a long, savoury finish. This is a beautifully smooth and harmonious, rich and luscious red-fruited Pinot Noir with some herbal and savoury secondary development interest. Match with coq au vin and casseroles over the next 5 years. Fruit from a Bannockburn site, clones 5, 115, 667 and 777, indigenous yeast fermented with 12.5% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 30% new French oak. 220 cases made. 18.5/20 May 2018 RRP $40.00

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