Folding Hill Bendigo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 28-Mar-2012
Made primarily from clone 5 with 6, Abel, 115, 667 and 777, hand-picked, fully destemmed, given an extended cold soak and approx.. 50% indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine spending around a week on skins after, the aged 11 months in one-third new François Frères oak. Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, lighter on rim. The bouquet is a little reticent, but clearly has a deep and dense core of ripe black cherry fruit with notes of plums and violetty florals, the aromatics showing excellent purity. Medium-full bodied, restrained fleshy flavours of ripe dark cherries and berry fruits with plum and liquorice show with concentration. Soft, fine-grained tannins build and the palate has real weight and presence. The wine is locked up and tight and present, but is one of potential. Give this another 1-2 years to unfold and it will merit an better rating. This will keep well for another 6-8+ years easily. My score for now is 18.0+/20 Mar 2012 RRP $40.00

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