Cloudy Bay ‘Te Wahi’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 30-Apr-2018
Full, deep, dark ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is very fresh and bright redolent of fragrant violet florals and perfumes. This has elegance. firmness and depth, unfolding a concentrated core of bright and vibrant dark-red and black cherry and berry fruit entwined with dark thyme herbs. The aromatics build in depth and density whilst retaining vitality. Medium-full bodied, the fruit is vibrant and lifted with bright dark-red and black berried fruits, melded with dark herbs and an array of florals. Some black mineral suggestions emerge. The palate possesses fine-grained tannin extraction lending a refined, but firm structure, with mouthwatering freshness from the acidity. This exudes perfumes and richness, and the concentrated flavours show excellent linearity and length. This is a vibrant, black-fruited, aromatic and fine-structured Pinot Noir with plush fruitiness. Serve with lamb, beef and venison over the next 6-8+ years. Equal portions of fruit from ‘Northburn Station’ and the ‘Calvert’ vineyard, Bannockburn, indigenous yeast fermented with 15% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine spending 15-22 days on skins and aged 12 months in 30% new French oak. 19.0+/20 Apr 2018 RRP $99.00

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