Crown Range Cellar ‘China Girl’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 06-Jul-2016
Very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour with some purple on the rim. The nose is full and voluminous with plenty of aromatic presence, showing stylishly restrained, ripe, black-red berry and cherry fruits intermingling with plum, liquorice, iron-earth, tar and mineral notes, that build with good density in the glass. Full-bodied, the palate is firmly packed and concentrated with sweetly ripe black berried fruits, along with liquorice, oak, iron-earth and mineral elements. This has a deep core with plenty of fine-grained, powdery tannin extraction providing structure, the acidity integrated and soft. The wine has density and linearity, carrying to a long, black-fruited, minerally finish. This is a concentrated, ripe, black-fruited Pinot Noir with fine, firm structure and linearity. Serve with lamb, beef, venison and semi-hard cheeses over the next 7-9 years. Fruit predominantly from ‘Chinaman’s Terrace’, Bendigo, fermentation initiated with indigenous yeasts and fermented to 13.5% alc. with 30% whole bunches, the wine aged 11 months in 34% new oak. 18.5+/20 Jul 2016 RRP $64.99

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