Gibbston Valley Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 06-Aug-2014
Hand-picked fruit, clones 5, 6, 114, 115, 667 and 777, 85% from Bendigo, 15% from Gibbston, fermented with a portion of whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine spending around 4 weeks on skins and aged 10-11 months in 20% new French oak. Dark, deep ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, a little lighter on rim. This has a tight and firmly held nose of black cherry fruit with black minerals and dark herbs at the core. With aeration, raspberry liqueur, spices and floral perfumes emerge, opening in volume. Medium-full bodied, rich, sweet and lusciously fruity flavours of ripe black berry and cherry fruits are entwined with subtle herb, liquorice and raspberry liqueur notes. The fruit is underlined by firm tannins with good linear drive. Black and red florals unfold and lift the long, lingering, dry-textured finish. This is a classical black cherry fruited Central Otago Pinot Noir with fine, firm tannins. Match with poultry, pork and lamb dishes over the next 5-6 years. 18.5/20 Aug 2014 RRP $45.00

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