Ceres ‘Composition’ Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 12-Mar-2018
Light ruby-red colour with some depth and paler garnet hues on the edge. The nose is fresh and vibrant with voluminous aromas of red cherry and berry fruit along with subtle notes of spicy oak, nuanced of dried herbs, unfolding lifted red florals. Medium-bodied, the palate has softly rich flavours of strawberries and red cherries, intermixed with lifted red florals, spicy oak and dried herbal complexities. The fruit is sweetly luscious and juicy, and is enlivened by lacy acidity, and underlined by fine-grained, supple tannin extraction. This carries with good richness to a bright and spicy, lingering finish. This is a softly rich and vibrant Pinot Noir with strawberry and cherry fruit, with spicy oak notes on a fine-structured palate. Match with wild duck and pork over the next 6 years. A mix of 52% clone 777, 30% clone 5, 15% 115 and 3% clone 6, the fruit 60% from the ‘Inlet’ vineyard and 40% from the ‘Black Rabbit’ site, vines planted 2002, indigenous yeast fermented with 7% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 27% new oak. 18.0+/20 Mar 2018 RRP $39.95

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