GeorgeTown Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 26-May-2015
Even, dark ruby-red colour, lighter on the rim. The nose is elegantly proportioned with intense aromas of fresh, ripe, dark red berry fruit entwined with savoury thyme herbs, dried herbal elements, sour cherries and game notes. Some complexing secondary undergrowth nuances are beginning to emerge. Medium-full bodied, tight and well-concentrated fruit flavours of dark red berries and black cherries show with sweetness and succulence. The fruit intermingles with dried herb, nutty oak and earthy detail, and is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction. Bright acidity enlivens the mouthfeel and the wine follows an elegant, sinewy line, leading to a long and sustained, fresh-fruited finish. This is an elegantly concentrated, fresh, sweet-fruited Pinot Noir with complex, herb and earthy notes and a sinewy palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison, and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6+ years. Hand-picked fruit given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., with approx. 15% whole clusters, the wine spending 24 days on skins total and aged 10 months in 30% new French oak. 325 cases made. 18.0/20 May 2015 RRP $45.00

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