Charcoal Gully ‘Sallys Pinch’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 24-Feb-2015
Dark, deep, black-red with purple hues, very youthful in appearance. This has a full, bold and up-front nose packed with aromas of fragrant, ripe, dark raspberry and cherry fruit, infused with thyme herbs, liquorice and minerals. Medium-full bodied, the palate is full of sweet, ripe flavours of dark raspberries and red liquorice, melded with thyme herbs, unveiling a layer of cedary, spicy oak. A little minerally reduction adds detail. The wine is richly textured with considerable extraction that grows in depth and concentration. The tannins are blocky and the mouthfeel is grainy, but fresh lacy acidity provides brightness. The wine carries to a fulsome and concentrated, firm finish. This is a sweetly ripe fruited Pinot Noir with thyme herb and oaky interest, framed by fulsome extraction and structure. Match beef, lamb, venison and casseroles over the next 5-7 years.. Pinot Noir clone fruit 5, 115, 667 and 777, destemmed, given a cold soak and fermented to 14.3% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 32% new French oak barriques. 18.0/20 Feb 2015 RRP $32.00

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