Desert Heart ‘Mackenzies Run’ ‘Reserve’ Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 17-Oct-2016
Even ruby-red colour, a little lighter edged. The nose is full, open and voluminous with aromas of dark-red berry and cherry fruit harmoniously interwoven with thyme herbs and subtle, complexing nuances of stalk notes, suggestion some whole bunches. The nose unfolds red liquorice and fragrant red floral elements in the glass. Medium-full bodied, the palate is softly presented with integrated, but intense flavours of dark-red berry fruits entwined with dark and fresh herbs, stalk elements and red florals. The mouthfeel is fine-textured and slippery in flow with powdery tannin extraction lacy acidity which enlivens the palate. The complex flavours of fruit, herbs and stalk softly recede to a light and harmonious finish. This is a soft and harmonious red cherry and cherry-fruited Pinot Noir with complexing thyme herb and stalk notes on a slippery, smooth-flowing, lively palate. Match with duck and pork dishes over the next 5+ years. Fruit from the ‘Kingsmill’ vineyard, fermented with a portion of whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine pending approx. 27 days on skins and aged 11 months in 28% new French oak. Winemaker: Francis Hutt. 18.0+/20 Oct 2016 RRP $42.00 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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