Ceres ‘Composition’ Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 12-Oct-2018
Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with black hues at the heart, lighter on the rim with slight purple hues. The nose is youthfully firm with aromas of ripe dark-red and black cherry and berry fruit entwined with a layer of dark herbs and subtle whole bunch stalk elements. Some savoury floral perfumes add to the interest. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a rich and firm core of sweet fruit with packed, deep and dense flavours of dark-red and black cherries and berries intermingling with thyme herbs, some whole bunch stalk perfumes and a hint of reduction. The fruit richness is supported by good, grainy tannin extraction lending structure, grip and mouthfeel, and the is in the background providing freshness. The flavours carry to a long, textured finish. This is a rich and firm Pinot Noir with ripe dark-red and black berry fruits with herb and stalk complexities on a well-structured palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 6+ years. Bannockburn fruit, 70% from the ‘Inlet’ and 30% from the ‘Black Rabbit’ vineyards, indigenous yeast fermented with 10% whole bunches on average to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 25% new oak. 18.5/20 Oct 2018 RRP $39.95

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