Desert Heart ‘Mackenzies Run’ ‘Reserve’ Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 06-Jul-2015
Even, dark ruby-red colour, lighter on the rim. The nose is elegant and fragrant with aromatic soft red berry and dark red cherry fruit entwined with subtle thyme herb and red floral notes. Subtle nuances of spice, perfume and cedary oak emerge and are refined and detailed in expression. Medium-bodied and elegantly presented, the palate has fine intensity of soft red berry and cherry fruit melded with plum, spice and cedary oak flavours. The fruit is supported by flowery tannins extraction and smooth textured grip. The acidity is balanced and lends good energy. This is fine in flow, quite satin-like, and with concentration, the flavours carrying through to an elegant, long lingering finish of dark herbs and oak. This is an elegant, red-fruited Pinot Noir with subtle spice and cedary notes and flowery, flowing tannin structure. Serve with poultry and pork over the next 5-6+ years. Fruit from the ‘Desert Heart Felton Road’ vineyard, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented with a portion of whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 30% new French oak. Wine made by Francis Hutt. 18.0+/20 Jul 2015 RRP $47.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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