Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 03-Feb-2014
Deep, dark red in colour with a full and voluminous nose showing a melange of aromas with savoury red fruits and lifted red florals and coolish spectrum dried herb complexity. Medium-bodied, the mouthfeel is smooth and integrated, near seamless, with a very fine, slightly firm and dry line. The range of flavours is attractive, with no undue development, combining elements of sweet red fruits and suggestions of secondary leather and dried herbs. The extraction becomes more noticeable on the finish. This is drinking well now, and should be consumed in the next 3+ years. 18.0/20 Jan 2014 Bright ruby-red colour with some depth and some light garnet hues showing on edge. This has a tight, concentrated and elegant nose, a little shy in expression, with aromas of dark red berry and soft red fruits along with notes of dried herbs and earthy, mushroomy secondary nuances. Medium full-bodied, this has mouthfilling flavours of complex dark red berry, strawberry and subtle, savoury nuances of earth and autumnal fruits, underlined by fine-grained, dry tannins and racy acidity providing focus and tension. The wine has a sustained finish featuring fruit and secondary elements. Made from ‘Doctors Flat' vineyard Dijon clone 114 and 777 fruit, contract farmed under Steve Davies' supervision, approx. 16% whole bunch and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.8% alc., the wine aged 12 months in one-third new French oak barrels. Match this lively, elegant wine with good developing flavours with wild duck and game meats over the next 4-6+ years. 18.0+/20 Aug 2011 RRP $39.00

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