Coal Pit ‘Tiwha’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 10-Nov-2015
Dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour, lighter on the rim and youthful in appearance. The nose is open and gently voluminous with dark red berry and black cherry fruit aromas interwoven with thyme herb notes, violet florals and a suggestion of toasty oak and minerally reduction. The aromatics have clarity of expression and grow in depth with aeration. Medium-bodied and elegant in proportion, light, succulent and juicy flavours of black cherries and red berryfruit are supported by light tannin structure. The mouthfeel is soft and supple, with fresh, lacy acidity lending liveliness and tension. Fresh, aromatic herbs and violet florals add detail and interest, and the wine carries to a refreshing, accessible finish. This is an elegant, juicy and charming Pinot Noir with fresh berry and cherry flavours and a supple, accessible palate. Match with firm-fleshed fish, pasta, poultry and antipasto over the next 3-4 years. Clones 10/5, 5, 115, and 667 from the ‘Coat Pit’ vineyard with fruit from Bannockburn, hand-picked and fermented with a portion of whole clusters to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 40% new French oak. 17.5/20 Nov 2015 RRP $42.00

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