Gibbston Valley ‘GV Collection’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 13-Jul-2016
Dark, even ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. The nose is firmly concentrated with aromas of dark-red and black berry and black cherry fruit intermixed with an amalgam of liquorice and minerals, subtle thyme herb elements and a suggestion of oak char. This is youthful, tightly bound and intense in presentation. Medium-full bodied, the fruit is bright and primary with flavours of black berries and black cherries, along with subtle notes of thyme herbs, minerals and oak. The fruit is sweet and well-concentrated, and enlivened by integrated acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced by fine, grainy tannin extraction that allows the fruit richness to prevail, and the wine carries to an elegantly concentrated, lingering finish of fresh black cherry fruit. This is a youthfully firm, elegantly concentrated Pinot Noir with black fruits and a balanced, grainy textured and structured palate. Match with pork, lamb, beef and venison over the next 6-7 years. Fruit from 5 vineyards, 4 from Bendigo comprising 95% of the blend and the other from Gibbston, hand-picked and fermented, approx. 40% by indigenous yeasts with 25% whole clusters to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 20% new French oak. 18.5/20 Jul 2016 RRP $28.00

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