Gibbston Valley ‘Glenlee’ Gibbston Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 06-Aug-2014
Dark, deep, black-hued purple-red colour, lighter on rim. The nose is full and broad with blossoming aromas of savoury red fruits intermingling with dried herbs, brown spices, earth and whole cluster stalky notes. This shows complex, game-like fragrances, and mushroomy elements adding considerable interest. This is Gibbston regionality. Medium-full bodied, rich, savoury and complex flavours of dried herbs, and stalky whole bunch notes unfold in layers, forming an amalgam with earth, mushrooms and game. Fine-grained tannins support the fruit, and lacy acidity provides vibrancy, energy and briskness to the mouthfeel. The palate flows with good drive, leading to a very long, plush and juicy finish. This is an elegant, complex-flavoured, juicy Pinot Noir with fine tannins and bright acidity. Match with roast pork, lamb and Middle Eastern fare over the next 6-8 years. Clones 115, 777, 5 and 667 from the ‘Glenlee’ vineyard, fermented with 33% whole bunch to 13.2% alc., the wine aged in 30% new oak. 18.5+/20 Aug 20104 RRP $68.00

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