Gold Star Work ‘Star Pinot Noir XI’ Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 20-Jun-2015
Even, light garnet-red colour with some brick hues on the rim. The bouquet is full and voluminous with good depth of soft red berry fruits harmoniously entwined with secondary dried herb, undergrowth and mushroomy development aromas. The nose shows some lifted elements. Fullish bodied, the flavours of savoury red berry fruits, dried herbs and secondary undergrowth are a little restrained in expression, but unfolds the reveal good succulence and juiciness. The fruit is supported by fine, grainy tannins that fill the mouth, and alcohol drive adds to the fulsome vinous generosity, which carries to a solid, rounded finish with savoury undergrowth and nutty oak notes. This is a fulsome Pinot Noir with restrained savoury secondary fruit and underlying alcoholic power. Serve with slow-cooked game meat and casseroles over the next 4 years. Clones 667, 777, 10/5 and 115, the fruit hand-picked and fermented to 14.9% alc., the wine aged 10 months in French oak barriques. 3,000 bottles made. 16.5-/20 Jun 2015 RRP $28.90

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