Carrick ‘Unravelled’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 07-Jan-2013
Clones 113, 115, 667, 777, 5 and 6 from 15 y.o. vines from the ‘Le Chat' and 17 y.o. vines from the ‘Cairnmuir' sites, destemmed, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 20% new French oak. Moderately deep, dark ruby-red colour with some purple hues. The nose is firm and tight with fresh dark cherry fruit aromas along with violetty florals, minerals, a touch of flinty reduction, and nuances of dark herbs. Medium-full bodied, a concentrated core of dark cherry flavours with rich plum elements are spiced by oak and thyme herbs. This is fulsome and mouthfilling, and the palate is marked by fine, grainy tannin textures providing depth and structure. The acidity is restrained, but the extraction carries the flavours of plums and spices to a long, sustained finish. This is a concentrated and fulsome flavoured Pinot Noir that is underlined by plenty of structure and grip. Serve with pasta, barbecued foods and Middle Eastern fare over the next 4-5+ years. 17.5/20 Jan 2013 RRP $28.00

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