Floating Mountain Waipara Pinot Noir 2010

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 20-May-2012
Dark, deep ruby-red with black hues to the coloue, showing some light purple on edge. This has a softly full nose of ripe black and dark red berry fruits infused with mushrooms and earth, but also with a dark floral and violetty lift. A little dustiness and oak is present. Medium-full bodied, restrained flavours of black fruits, earth, mushrooms and oak cedar are presented with concentration. The density of fruit is framed by firm, dry tannins, but balanced by fresh acidity providing the palate with good tension and liveliness. Strong, savoury dark fruit, earth and mushroom flavours linger on the finish. This is a full, weighty and densely packed Pinot Noir in the dark-fruited and earthy spectrum. Match with coq au vin and hearty Mediterranean fare over the next 4-6+ years. A barrel selection. Clones 115, 667, 10/5 and 5, fruit from the ‘Blacks Avenue' vineyard, indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 25% new French oak. 17.0+/20 May 2012 RRP $28.50

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