Desert Heart ‘Mackenzies Run’ ‘Reserve’ Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 06-Jul-2015
Dark, deep ruby-red colour with slight black hues, lighter purple on rim. This has a fulsome, near robust nose with ripe, dark red berry and cherry fruit interwoven with plum notes and complexing oak spices, thyme herbs, earthy minerals and subtle, savoury, stalky whole bunch elements. Some game-like nuances emerge with aeration. Medium-full bodied, full flavours of ripe black berry and plum flavours show with spices, florals, herbs and earth. The fruit richness is supported by plenty of structure, the tannins fine-grained and powdery. Soft acidity enhances the fruit brightness and liveliness of the mouthfeel, which carries the wine to a long, juicy, spicy and refreshing finish. This is an archetypical Bannockburn Pinot Noir with ripe and spicy black fruits, thyme herb and significant fine-grained structure. Match with roast beef, lamb and venison over the next 7-8+ 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. Winemaker: Francis Hutt. 18.5+/20 Dec 2014 RRP $47.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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