Bristol Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 12-May-2018
Deepish ruby-red colour with a little garnet, a little paler on the rim. The nose is elegantly concentrated with vibrant and aromatic dark-red cherry and berry fruits entwined with dark-red florals and subtle notes of dark herbs. A little whole bunch stalk nuance adds to the detail. This has beautiful intensity and concentration. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich, deep and well-concentrated, lusciously rich flavours of ripe dark-red and black berried fruit, with subtle notes of dark herbs, some whole bunch stalk detail and minerals. The fruit richness forms a deep heart and the flavours unfold to fill the mouth. The fruit is supported by very fine-grained tannin extraction and balanced acidity, and the wine carries to a very long finish. This is a vibrantly rich, succulent and deeply concentrated, ripe dark-red and black fruited Pinot Noir with fine-grained structure. Match with roasted lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 6-8+ years. Fruit from a Bannockburn site, clones 5, 6, 667 and 777, indigenous yeast fermented with 12% whole bunches to 13.% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 24% new French oak. 204 cases made. 19.0-/20 May 2018 RRP $40.00

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