Burn Cottage ‘Moonlight Race’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 10-Oct-2018
Dark ruby-red colour with some depth, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full and voluminous with complex, savoury aromas of dark-red berry fruits harmoniously entwined with dark herb notes and a little whole bunch stalk perfume. This has ripeness and reveals dark-red floral, thyme herb and earthy elements with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate has an elegantly packed, sweet core of flavours of savoury red along with plums, dark herbs, with liquorice and spice nuances, unfolding red florals. The fruit is rich and mouthfilling and is supported by grainy tannin extraction and grip providing texture and structure, and a thread of enlivening acidity. The flavours carry to a long, lingering, plush finish with some underlying power. This is a rich and sweet-fruited Pinot Noir with savoury dark-red berry and plum flavours with herbs and spices on a fresh, grainy palate. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked game meats over the next 4-5 years. A blend of 8 clones of Pinot Noir, fruit from 28% ‘Mk II’ vineyard, 21% ‘Burn Cottage’ and 20% ‘Northburn’, fermented with 22% whole clusters to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 19% new French oak. 18.5-/20 Oct 2018 RRP $45.00

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