Carrick Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 30-Jun-2013
Very deep, dark ruby-red colour with black-red hues, lighter on rim. This has a deeply concentrated, voluminous nose that unfolds aromas of ripe dark berry and plum fruits intermixed with notes of earth, dark herbs and liquorice and some toasty oak. Medium-full-bodied, bold, up-front flavours of black berry fruits and dark plums are complexed by dark herb, liquorice, spice and oak char. The mouthfeel is firmly structured with fine-grained tannins and supporting acidity providing good drive and line. Succulent and bright spicy fruit flavours come through for balance, and lead to a long and sustained, soft-textured finish. This is an up-front, dark-fruited Pinot Noir with good structure and acid balance. Match with casseroles and slow cooked red meat dishes over the next 5-6 years. Clone 5, 13 and 10/5 fruit from the ‘Carrick’ vineyards, hand-picked, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented with approx. 10% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 14 months in 29% new French oak barrels. 1,400 cases made. 18.5/20 Jul 2013 RRP $45.00

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