Carrick Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 27-Mar-2012
Clones 5, 13, 115, 777 and 10/5 from the ‘Carrick' vineyards given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented with approx.. 10% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 29% new French oak barrels. Full, even, purple-red colour, youthful in appearance. This has a concentrated and intense nose of bright black cherry and berry fruit aromas along with nuances of raspberry liqueur, fresh thyme herbs and violet florals, the bouquet possessing purity and depth. Medium-full bodied, rich dark berry and black cherry fruit flavours show with subtle sweetness, the lacy acidity adding to the floral lift and providing good tension through the palate line. Fine-grained tannins underline the elegant structure and drive, leading to a long lingering finish with dark fruits and oak spice. This is a well-defined, fresh Pinot Noir that has the finesse and structure to develop well over the next 6-8 years. Serve with veal, lamb and beef. 18.5+/20 Mar 2012 RRP $45.00

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