Bristol Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 14-May-2018
Dark, deep ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is softly full with gently packed and deep aromas of ripe dark-red and black berried fruit along with notes of plums, unfolding spice and liquorice nuances. This is rounded and the aromatics grow in volume with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate is sweetly rich with ripe, mouthfilling flavours of blackberries and dark plums. The flavours are softly interwoven and build to show plenty of depth and breadth, unveiling liquorice elements. The fruit sweetness is the feature with soft, supple tannins supporting the fruit, and soft acidity adding to the richness. The wine carries to a soft, lingering finish, This is a rich, soft and plush, ripe Pinot Noir with mouthfilling black-berried fruits and plum flavours on a supple palate. Match with venison and game meat over the next 5-6 years. Fruit from a Bannockburn site, clones 5, 6, 667 and 777, destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.6% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 22% new French oak. 220 cases made. 18.0+/20 May 2018 RRP $40.00

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