Ceres ‘The Artists Collection’ ‘Inlet Vineyard’ Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 22-Aug-2018
Ruby-red colour with some depth, lighter on the edge with slight purple hues. The nose is well-concentrated with a firmly packed core of ripe, dark-red and black berried fruits harmoniously melded with dark herbs and earth, and a little whole bunch stalk perfume, unfolding dark-red flora elements. This has density and presence. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and sweet flavours of ripe, dark-red berry fruit with an amalgam of black fruits, dark herbs a little earth and notes of whole bunch stalk complexities. This has a solid core with plenty of fleshy presence, and the fruit is underlined by plenty of fine-grained tannin extraction with soft acidity. The wine carries to a soft, lingering, red berry fruited finish. This is a firmly packed Pinot noir with plenty of depth and presence of dark-red and black fruits with herbs and earth and whole bunch complexities on a structured palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 6-8+ years. Clone 777, 6 and 115 fruit indigenous yeast fermented with 10% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine spending 28 days on skins and aged 18 months in seasoned French oak barrels. 80 dozen made. 19.0/20 Aug 2018 RRP $78.00

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