Desert Heart Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 30-Jun-2015
Full, dark, deep ruby-red colour. The bouquet is full, concentrated and voluminous with lifted red berry fruit and florals, unfolding waves of savoury secondary nuances of dried herbs, game and nuances of undergrowth. This has complex whole bunch notes melding with the beginnings of secondary development. Medium-full bodied, lusciously rich and ripe fruit flavours of dark red berry fruits are interwoven with spicy oak, game and undergrowth interest The complexity of flavour is the feature. Fine-grained tannin extraction forms a smooth backbone and the mouthfeel is lively with acid tension that carries the flavours to a very long, sustained and elegant finish showing an array of fruit, game and spicy herb nuances. This is a rich, lush and layered Pinot Noir with complex flavours, secondary interest and a lively mouthfeel. Serve with wild duck and pork, or with Mediterranean cuisine over the next 5-6 years. Fruit from the company’s Felton Road vineyards, given a cold soak and fermented with a portion of whole clusters to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 33% new French oak. Winemaker: Jane Docherty. 18.5/20 Sep 2013 RRP $39.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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