Gibbston Valley ‘Reserve’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 06-Aug-2014
Full, deep, black-red colour with youthful purple hues, lighter on rim. The nose is full and bold with ripe black berryfruit and plum aromas, lifted with sweet oak, unfolding layers of spices, liquorice, chocolate and ink. Medium-full bodied, plump and densely packed flavours of black berries, plums and liquorice are enriched by sweet oak, forming a concentrated, rounded palate core. The mouthfeel features full fruit depth and balanced tannin extraction in harmonious support, providing a palate with real presence. There is freshness and vibrancy from lacy acid enhancing the fruit richness, and the wine flows smoothly with a completeness to a very long and sustained finish. This is a full, softly dense and rich Pinot Noir with layers of sweet and plump fruit in real harmony with the extraction. The wine is smooth and exudes luxury and finesse. Serve with lamb, bee, venison and game meats over the next 8-10 years. Clone 6 fruit fermented with 6.5% whole clusters to 13.8% alc., the wine aged in 30% new oak. 19.5-/20 Aug 2014 RRP $120.00

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