Domaine-Thomson ‘Explorer’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 26-May-2015
Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on rim. This has a tightly bound, elegantly proportioned nose with complex aromas of dark red cherry and berry fruit melded with earthy and savoury dried herb elements, dusty seasoned oak, whole cluster detail and a hint of minerally reduction. The nose has a steely freshness to the expression. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegant and tightly bound with savoury earth and dried herbal notes infused with cherry fruit and nutty, seasoned oak. The palate follows a fine-grained, dry tannin line, with balanced acidity lending good vitality. The freshness and youthfulness grows carries the sinewy, concentrated palate to a moderately long and sustained finish. This is an elegant, tight, cherry fruited and earthy Pinot Noir with a fine, sinewy palate. Match with lamb, beef and hard cheeses over the next 4-5+ years. Fruit from the 295 m ‘Moonblock’ vineyard from vines planted 2003, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc. with 15% whole bunches, 60% of the wine aged 10 months in second fill barrels. 16.5/20 May 2015 RRP $29.00

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